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Tool Time: Top Bad Ball Hitters

Seth Johnston

Swinging at pitches outside of the strike zone and still making contact isn't necessarily ideal. Swinging in the strike zone is preferable. These San Diego Padres prospects are, however, able to go outside the zone and still make some things happen. Oftentimes, it is not enough, but they still chase and connect.

Luis Durango With an eye-popping ability to wield the stick and put it on the ball from anywhere – from outside corner that borders on a pitch out to overhead – Durango is the epitome of a bad ball hitter. His excellent hand-eye coordination allows him to hit balls that would have others flailing. He can dive out and reach for a ball – slapping it the other way – or fight one off on the inside...

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