|Diamondbacks' scouting report on A-Rod: 'HOT right now'|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 14 June 2007 13:07|
Here's what the Diamondbacks' scouting report said about how their pitchers should approach the New York hitters:
-Alex Rodriguez: ``HOT right now. ... Chases a lot of BB's w/2-strikes, both away and in dirt. CH is fine when away. ... (vs. left-handers) Hard in, soft away. Ladder FB w/2-strikes.''
R. ... Runs early. ... Struggles w/ball down/in and will chase SL away. ... Get ahead. Fairly aggressive so will need to mix pitches and locations 1st pitch.''
-Bobby Abreu: ``HOT right now. ... Good guy to crowd once you're ahead. Hammers 1st pitch FB's away w/RISP.''
-Johnny Damon: ``(vs. right-handers) Struggling w/soft stuff. ... (vs. left-handers) Keep honest w/FB up/in.''
-Jorge Posada: ``Sits on off-speed when pitcher is ahead. ... Good cripple hitter.''
-Melky Cabrera: ``Need to ladder the FB w/2-strikes. Chases up A LOT! ... Hacker throughout count.''