I’m caught up with a mix of recent or older news. I’m now off to the Spring Training fastball velocity tracker to catch it up.
Tucker seems to have a spot locked up on the big league club, and he will push for playing time in right field with Reddick, but there’s progress that needs to be made at the plate.
Baker said he sees signs that Tucker’s long left-handed swing is coming around.
“That’s why I’m trying to give him as much time to get ready as possible, because he’s a long-lever guy and the long-lever guys tend to take longer, just like older players take longer to get their timing and get warmed up,” Baker said. “The shorter-lever guys tend to have a shorter stroke, tend to get it quicker than the guys like him being a longer-lever guy.”