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A calm mind as his guide, Michael Harris II continues to raise the bar

PEARL, Miss. (WLBT) - Just a couple of weeks into his first season as the Mississippi Braves hitting coach, Mike Bard decided to change up his routine a little bit.

He was going to talk to Michael Harris II about the player’s swing.

It’s not like the Atlanta Braves top prospect was in the midst of major struggles at the plate. After all, Harris was leading the team in balls hit with an exit velocity of 100 MPH or more, but three straight games without a hit during a home series with the Chattanooga Lookouts called for some consultation.