Speed only average but gets jump, will occasionally steal.
9 JOE ADCOCK
1B, Bats R, .283, 10 HR, 35 RBI
two-thirds of season with broken leg, may not be in top shape. Great power but
not a pull hitter; less dangerous in Yankee Stadium because of big center
field. Strength is out over plate, up and outside; sometimes guesses and will
anticipate the outside pitch. Curve him low and away, move ball around,
occasionally come in tight when you catch him leaning.
Adequate but too big to be highly mobile around bag. Good on balls in dirt but
doesn't shift or pivot well.
Slow, no threat on bases.
LF, Bats L, .286, 19 HR, 62 RBI
powerful, hits the ball a long way. Despite sitting on bench first half of
season, trails only Aaron and Mathews in home runs. Likes fast ball outside.
Pitch him tight and low, mix in occasional curve on outside corner to keep him
good hands, average arm, can run but doesn't get good jump on fly ball. Yankee
Stadium left field could cause him lots of trouble. Has tendency to be lazy in
field when not hitting.
Below-average despite fair speed. No threat to steal.
12 BOB HAZLE
RF, Bats L, .396, 6 HR, 25 RBI