KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Royals will not adopt a new pull-happy hitting philosophy in an effort to increase power production, Royals general manager Dayton Moore assured on Sunday.
Concerns were raised last week when former Royals hitting coach Kevin Seitzer suggested any hitting philosophy geared toward just pulling the ball could be a "recipe for disaster" for Royals hitters.
Seitzer had been responding to comments made by manager Ned Yost last fall in which Yost seemed to suggest the Royals were moving away from Seitzers philosophy of staying "to the middle of the field and to the off side."
Then new Royals hitting coach Jack Maloof told FOXSportsKansasCity.com that he thought he could get more power production from the Royals offense by encouraging hitters to use the "plus side of the field."
"Basically, we will hunt for our pitch," Maloof said. "And when we get that pitch, we will want to turn on it early. If you turn on it early, you will hit it to the plus side of the field....