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Castro's recent struggles

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

Since June 24, not including today's 0-4, Castro had a line of .175/.261/.228. Not good at all. While I'm not o trtth concerned long term, it makes me wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that Rudy Jaramillo, his hitting coach throughout his young big league career departed a few weeks prior to the start of this extended slump.

While I'm not much of a believer in the effect of one hitting coach vs. another in regards to vereran players who have been doing things one way for years, in the case of a young player like Castro, they're likely to have more of an impact.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

I think Castro's struggles could be coming from the fact that he is feeling pressure to be a more patient hitter. He is naturally an overly aggresive hitter and if he is being told to wait for pitches in a certain zone, it's effecting his approach in a negative way.

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