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Tool Time: Top Plate Discipline

Eric Sogard

The San Diego Padres bread and butter – plate discipline. It is preached throughout the organization with a firm belief that if you are selective in the pitches you swing at, you will see a higher rate of success, harder contact, with more time on the base paths. These San Diego Padres prospects lead the charge.

Jaff Decker Posting a ridiculous .523 on-base percentage was simply ridiculous and Decker did it with a fantastic batting eye that he didn't compromise, regardless of the hitting situation. Decker drew 55 walks compared to 36 strikeouts and sported 23 walks with men in scoring position. He believes in his approach and isn't willing to sacrifice and hitting himself into an out when he can reach...

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