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Fort Wayne TinCaps Notebook III

Fort Wayne, IN: Rarely do players enter the system with flawless hitting mechanics. Changes are made with a consistent approach and some unconventional means. Short to the ball, backspin, staying inside the ball all mean something. All of those principles are being applied in Fort Wayne.

Dan Robertson and Adam Zornes had the early work with hitting coach Tom Tornicasa. The strange drills he pushed them through were all in an effort to bring the fundamental hitting mechanics together. In one drill, he had the hitters taking multiple steps forward before striking a ball off the tee. Again, the focus was first on getting all the weight transferred to the back foot before...

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