Change is inevitable in the game of professional baseball, and for Double-A Akron outfielder Quincy Latimore, the changes started from the bottom – literally.
Latimore, who was formerly a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, was required to wear his pants down over his socks before he joined the Cleveland Indians’ farm system. Now, he’s done away with the high socks and joined a new team.
Latimore, 24, was traded to the Indians from the Pirates in exchange for Jeanmar Gomez back in January. He spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the double-A Altoona Curve, where he hit a collective .246 for the two seasons combined. He got off to a rough start last season, but resurrected his year with a strong finish.
“Around the All-Star break, I really started to make some changes,” Latimore said. “I finished really [well] from July on through the rest of the season. I probably hit most of my home runs and doubles during the second half, driving in more of my runs that second half and ...