- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
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BATTING: Outstanding fast-ball hitter, dangerous in clutch, good hit-and-run man. Not a slugger but has good power. Tough competitor. Use fast ball only as waste pitch, curve him, change up, move ball around.
FIELDING: Helps make Casey look like a genius. Highly skilled and versatile infielder. Can play short, second or third. Strong arm, wide range, very good hands. Great student of hitters, has amazing ability to sense situations.
BASE RUNNING: One of the best. Always takes the extra base, will steal.
14 BILL SKOWRON
BATTING: Great power and strength, can pull inside pitch or hit outside pitch into right-field seats. Determined, does not give an inch at plate. Real good fast ball will frequently overpower him if thrown right in on him; keep it away from outside corner. Good curve-ball hitter. Sometimes swings wildly; work the corners low, occasionally throw one in the dirt.
FIELDING: Only adequate; catches ball, but not too agile, doesn't react quickly.
BASE RUNNING: Good speed for big man, but not a threat to steal.
9 HANK BAUER
BATTING: Aggressive and determined. Good power; good fast-ball hitter, has improved steadily against breaking stuff, now bothered only by right-handed curve. Pitch him fast and tight, try to get him to chase curve ball down and away.
FIELDING: One of the best. Covers ground, superb at pulling down fly balls, has strong and deadly accurate arm.