Adjusting to the new Eugenio Suárez
By Trevor Pedro
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Geno Development #1: Hitting with Authority
Hitting with authority is usually the recipe for avoiding prolonged slumps; ask Teoscar Hernandez and Julio Rodriguez, two hitters who landed in the MLB Top 10 in hard-hit rate last season. Both all-stars frequently have exit velocities above 95 mph and continue to do so this season. According to Fangraphs, Suarez's average exit velocity is at the second highest of his career (90.9), with his max a blistering 110.2 miles per hour.
He's always hit with some power, but the telling stat is the 45.1% hard-hit rate, his highest in the past four seasons.