Tucker attributes his recent success to not chasing bad pitches and to swingIng only at pitches he can handle.

Who knew?

He should have a chat with Altuve.


I have given up on him. Even when he hits .350, he does not lay off of bad pitches.

He’s not wrong, but his timing is on, so that he can meet the ball and use that uppercut swing to elevate. He was over anxious and early which was getting him on top of the ball.

That does not address sliders so low and away he could not reach them with an oar.

Oh, wait. You meant Tucker, MM.

I’ve always said that if Altuve only swung at pitches he could physically reach with the bat…not just good pitches, but only pitches within say three feet of the plate…he’d easily hit .400.

Of course, now he’s swinging and missing at even pitches right down the middle, so…

Yes, Tucker. Altuve is completely lost and I have no recommendations for that.

Trying to go up the middle and to LCF was an obvious way to cure Tucker. “Let it travel,” as one of my assistants said a million times.

That’s the approach Bagwell talks about too.