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The Tomahawk Review: Jeff Francoeur’s New Approach

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

After living through the worst season of baseball in his young life, Jeff Francoeur decided that he would dedicate this past offseason to changing his approach at the plate. Only 12 games into this young season, he leads the Braves in at-bats and is hitting .333 with a team-high 10 RBI.

How does a player that put up such an abysmal line (11 HR, 71 RBI, 111 SO, and a .239 AVG) just one year ago turn around to become the best offensive player on the team?

For Francoeur, the answer was only 800 miles away, via Texas hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo.

While working with Jeff for only a few days in November, Jaramillo saw some issues in the way Francoeur stood and focused in the batter’s box.

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