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Article: Q&A with Jake Mauer (Part II)

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:51 AM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...Mauer-(Part-II)

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:27 AM

Another great read. I often wondered if coaches teach prospects how to adjust to various pitchers or what to expect from certain pitchers or do they expect them to make adjustments on their own? I often hear that scouts & coaches want to see kids make adjustments on their own. This is the only sport where I don't hear about coaches coaching hitters to make adjustments in a game. You see pitching coaches at the mound calming down / talking about adjustments, but you never see an emphasis on coaches in the dugout explaining about adjustments batters need to make. You never even hear coaches discuss postgame how they helped a player make an adjustment from AB to AB? Just curious if you could ask about that some day when you have a chance to interview again. Are players taught how to adjust from AB to AB? Are they taught what mindset they should approach each game with? Etc.? Etc.

In football a quarterback may be taught to take the short routes and march the field because of an opponents objective. Or he may be taught to look deep? In basket ball it may be taught to feed the ball inside for this opponent or launch the 3's? Is baseball taught that way from game to game or is it "Do You" and let's see what happens?

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:30 AM

Again great read and I think Coach Mauer and his staff seem like the perfect group for these young kids. Go Kernels

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

A motorcycle trip to Cedar Rapids might be fun this summer. Ride down, snap a bunch of photos, watch a game, eat a burger, ride back. That would be a good day.

Oof, I just looked at the distance: 277 miles from the Twin Cities. Hefty ride, but I'd still do it. Maybe do a hotel, then ride back next day.

Edited by jimbo92107, 12 April 2013 - 10:54 AM.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:13 AM

Great article - good insight and an enjoyable read!! although I live down in Texas, it sure makes me want to come up to join the Territory Train on the visit to Cedar Rapids. Got a really good team and would be good to see Buxton before he moves on.