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Interview: Hitting coach Orv Franchuck

Eric Sogard

SAN ANTONIO, TX: Orv Franchuck is in his first year with the Padres organization after stops in Oakland, Boston and Houston. A long time associate of Grady Fuson, Franchuck is a true believer in the patiently aggressive hitting approach of waiting for a pitch that a batter can do something with.

As the hitting coach in Double-A, his job is to refine an approach which most hitters should have several years of experience in attempting to implement before making the big jump to the big leagues. We caught up with the coach to get his impressions on several of the Missions hitters; their strengths and weaknesses. Can you give us a little idea of your background and how you came to this...

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