" I started with it, I got rid of it, and brought it back,” Buxton said, saying that the changes along the way were “just to change” and came from “not trusting myself.”"
Apparently, from pitch to pitch...
Um, not listening to his coaches?Head case?
The 1st video shows a different problem:pitch recognition.The mechanics look pretty sound.Experience is the cure and if that's the only problem, then Buxton should stay in the majors.But it's not.
2nd pitch, I'll argue that Parker is wrong.I don't believe that toe tap is a planned strategy.If it is, it's a really stupid one.As shown in the video, that swing was not more compact.
What happened here is Buxton got fooled again, over-committed to the pitch and, what seemed like, trying to reload his swing somehow.You'll never generate bat speed that way.A lot of wind and a lot of K's.
Me, the 1st time I'd see that toe tap, back to AAA.He's gotta learn sound, consistently repeatable, mechanics.
I agree. Pitch recognition. Did he actively work on that at AAA or was he told to just mash? If toe tap helps him slap the ball on the ground with two strikes. But I think he had an ugly stat with two strikes last time up.
Not listening to his coaches? Or coaches don't know what to tell him? Or neither or both or nothing to be worried about? Only the Twins know, and I bet even they don't know
When I hear a pitcher is throwing a “simulated game” my first thought is that he repeated the opposing lineup 10,000 times. - Jonathan Judge