Justin Turner

Hosmer, Yelich could benefit from getting off the ground

Being a big league hitter these days can require some serious lifting.

No, not in the weight room. The lift some players are concerned about now? It's a href='https://apnews.com/9e0764ee7d254437b8a7179e4843fd6e/Baseball's-new-trend:-Saying-'NO'-to-ground-balls'getting the baseball in the air/a.

Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Justin Turner have made millions after revamping their swings to hit more fly balls. Last year, Daniel Murphy, Jonathan Lucroy and Nicholas Castellanos had breakout seasons while significantly cutting their ground ball rates. Already this year, journeyman minor leaguer Jose Martinez has credited that adjustment after making the St. Louis Cardinals'...

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