Found October 03, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
Sorry for cramming all the latest on Jose Reyes in one post, but I think it makes it easier to sort through and debate. Here are some interesting items of note. The Hudgens Effect On Mets.com, Anthony DiComo credits Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens with some of Reyes’ success this season. Shortly after arriving in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for Spring Training in February, Jose Reyes met with new hitting coach Dave Hudgens, who quite plainly informed Reyes that he was going to improve his on-base percentage. And so the lessons began. Hudgens implored Reyes to lay off high heaters and two-strike breaking balls in the dirt. Hudgens taught Reyes to punch outside pitches to the opposite field. Over the next seven months under Hudgens’ tutelage, Reyes completed a remarkable transformation from an above-average hitter with explosive baserunning abilities to an elite pure hitter and five-tool player. Once considered arguably the game’s most exciting man, Reyes has since evolved into one of the ...
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