Angels improving player development, hire new MiLB infield and hitting coordinator

David Newhan and Jeremy Reed have been hired as the minor league infield coordinator and minor league hitting coordinator, respectively. The Angels have long had issues in player development which translated to prospects with raw talent fizzling out in the minors before they could reach the majors. Today, Billy Eppler and his staff took a step towards changing that. #Angels...
Via Halos Heaven
December 01, 2016

Hitting coach Wally Joyner won’t return to the Tigers in 2017

Amongst most of the Tigers coaching staff returning in 2017, hitting coach Wally Joyner won’t be one of them. According to the Detroit Free Press, Joyner instead is “interested in pursuing other interests in the game of baseball”. Wally Joyner, who served as Detroit’s hitting coach from 2014-16, is not returning as the hitting coach in 2017 as he is interested in pursuing other...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 08, 2016

Tigers’ hitting coach Wally Joyner will not return in 2017

Newhan’s status is TBD, too, but the remainder of the staff will be back next year. Most of the Tigers’ coaching staff will return in 2017, but one noticeable departure is that of hitting coach Wally Joyner. The team announced on Saturday that he is interested in pursuing other avenues in baseball, so the club will need to find a new coach to replace him. Those returning to the...
Via Bless You Boys
October 08, 2016

'Full-speed ahead' Collins now calmer at plate

Tyler Collins says he's calmer, quieter now. He means that in reference to his plate approach, a project from hitting coaches Wally Joyner and David Newhan since late last season to remove unnecessary motion from his stance and let him focus on the ball.
March 27, 2016

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