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Is it just me or does Travis Snider have a terrible swing? He is always out on his front leg and his swing path is loopy as hell. It just looks weak. Seems like these are things that he and the hitting coach should be able to pick up and work on and yet it's looked like this all year long. I'd much rather have Pearce in the lineup everyday.

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Is it just me or does Travis Snider have a terrible swing? He is always out on his front leg and his swing path is loopy as hell. It just looks weak. Seems like these are things that he and the hitting coach should be able to pick up and work on and yet it's looked like this all year long. I'd much rather have Pearce in the lineup everyday.

I have to admit I am very disappointed in Snider. Not just his swing but he just doesn't look or seem all that athletic to me. No power, no speed and actually kind of soft and pudgy looking. He looks like he could benefit by spending an off season training with Brady Anderson Imo.

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Earlier in the year I don't recall him lifting his front foot at all, or at least not that much. That seems to be something he's adapted over the past 3-4 weeks imo, I'd assume to generate some sort of stride and provide power. Before that he seemed to swing with his arms/upper body and and not twisting his body/hips and generating any power from his core. Funny thing is he looks like he has quite a bit of power. Just my layman's opinion. Maybe vatech/Tony/socalbirdfan or some of the other player/scout types can chime in on what they think's going on there.

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Said it in the other thread...yeah, he provides Markakis like production at a fraction of the cost....but that production sucks.

Yeah and while his swing is horrible looking in comparison to Nick his speed and range is about the same as is his power which is basically non-existent to this point.

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When I was at Norfolk on Sat night, I was really impressed with Alvarez's range in RF. One game does not define a man, but I think Alvarez could provide a spark to this team.

I think Snider could return something in a trade. Not much, but more than nothing at least.

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I just posted this in another thread, but it fits better here.

I think they should reconfigure Snider's stance and/or swing. It seems like in the best case, even when all goes well, he's only able to rake the ball to shallow right-center. Even in hitter's counts.

Agreed 100%.

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I just posted this in another thread, but it fits better here.

I think they should reconfigure Snider's stance and/or swing. It seems like in the best case, even when all goes well, he's only able to rake the ball to shallow right-center. Even in hitter's counts.

I think that's what they are trying to do.

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I'll leave it to someone else to explain the why, but his ISO is currently half his career mark (.074 to .153), and about .100 points off his 2014 mark. His batted ball data indicates that he's hitting 5% fewer line drives and 5% more grounders this year. And instead of his career 12.5% HR/FB rate it's 3%. Maybe it's a tweak by the coaches, maybe he's nursing a little injury.

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He has to be on his last bit of rope. IWhen Schoop comes back a guy is gone and he is doing nothing at all for this team since late April. He is hitting just .221 with OBP of .305 and an OPS in the .500's I like the lefty option off the bench but at this point he is not doing any morethen Lough can do.

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I'll leave it to someone else to explain the why, but his ISO is currently half his career mark (.074 to .153), and about .100 points off his 2014 mark. His batted ball data indicates that he's hitting 5% fewer line drives and 5% more grounders this year. And instead of his career 12.5% HR/FB rate it's 3%. Maybe it's a tweak by the coaches, maybe he's nursing a little injury.

This is a good point. So far this season, Snider hasn't been himself. If it's a tweak by the coaches then they did a bad job. If it's a little injury, you shrug your shoulders. Seeing the "pudgy" comments above I wonder if he's not in game shape.

Snider usually has much more line drive / potential HR power than this. Some of us may recall the analysis of how far his batted balls travel, and it was one of the best in league.

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