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2 Weeks In: Eyeball Scout Notes

You don’t need an Eyeball Scout to see that the A’s are 8-6 or that Little Nick Allen is adorable. I’m here to point out the more subtle observations from a pleasantly surprising two weeks of baseball. So here are some very fine points I have noticed, for your reading and commenting pleasure...

Bethancourt’s Kermit The Frog Swing

Christian Bethancourt’s swing intrigues me. Now I’m not a “swing mechanics” guy, but the way Bethancourt swings stands out to me as very odd.

Generally what you want to do is to engage the lower half of your body and rotate the hips so that as you swing, your legs, hips and arms are working in concert to generate strength.