Byron Buxton is en fuego this spring. For the third time, Buxton homered on Friday. Here’s a gif, and it looks like a guy who is trusting his hands right now.
Here, have a gif of Byron Buxton's third homer of the spring. pic.twitter.com/UmlqDZ1Y9q
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So far, Buxton has three home runs, 11 RBI and most importantly; no strikeouts.
Moreover, Buxton says he fixed his own swing.
“The whole offseason, it was just myself. So it’s my swing, my thought process, my thinking, everything with my swing now is me,” Buxton said. “I didn’t go to no hitting coach, I didn’t go work out with nobody, I worked out by myself, I hit by myself and that’s where it’s going to stay.”
Certainly – that’s probably the most exciting part of this whole thing. Finally it’s not a coaching staff tinkering with a once-heralded player to make him someone else. In this case, it’s a guy just playing ball with nothing to lose and being who he’s possibly meant to be.
Surely, it’s only spring training. But Buxton looks like he could write a nice chapter here in 2019.