Spring Training Miscellany: Nico's Power, Kid's Questions, Bryant's BP Against Hendricks, More

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Spring Training Miscellany: Nico’s Power, Kid’s Questions, Bryant’s BP Against Hendricks, More

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For a high-contact hitter like Nico Hoerner, seeing more power development is a critical not solely because, hey, power is good for production, but because of the way it changes the pitcher-hitter-defense dynamics. When pitchers and defenses can’t treat you like a good bet for weaker contact, it opens you up for so much more success – more advantageous counts, more walks, more hits fall in, etc.

So, this is what we want to see (albeit increasingly taking it from BP to game action)

The Cubs have started their UNconventional week, and it kicked off today with a lot of kid-friendly goodness, including the Kids Only Press Conference – annually a fun event at the Convention. The kids get some fun responses:

1. Ouch on asking Bryant or Rizzo – lotta tap-dancing required there.

2. Of course Willson Contreras says he’d be a boxer if he wasn’t a baseball player.

3. A+++ to Tyson Miller for HAMMERING ‘Game of Thrones’ for ruining itself in the final season.

Meanwhile, other fun bits from camp …

A trio of live BP arms today:

And it looks like Kris Bryant hit a single to left center in video two:


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Careful, Javy!

Kris Bryant has arrived and is getting to work:

Kyle Hendricks laugh sighting:

Adbert Alzolay still soaking it all up from Jake Arrieta:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.