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  1. Me see ball. Me hit ball.

    Comment by Luke — November 16, 2011 @ 9:17 am

  2. If it ain’t broke…

    Comment by mcbrown — November 16, 2011 @ 10:39 am

  3. Awesome stuff, as always. Will be a lot of fun to follow this kid next season.

    Comment by Kyle — November 16, 2011 @ 11:39 am

  4. It’s really good to see him talking about plate discipline like that. Watched at least 100 of his ABs last year. He swings at a lot of bad pitches. Once he tightens that up, the light show begins. This guy is a freak, and he’s going to be a huge star.

    Comment by Paul — November 16, 2011 @ 11:51 am

  5. I firmly believe Hosmer will get at least one MVP vote in 2012, and will have multiple votes in 2013.

    Comment by Daniel — November 16, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

  6. Thanks David. Good interview. Enjoyed reading it.

    Comment by Jon E — November 16, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

  7. That’s why batters take hundreds of swings a day, every day, every month, etc.

    Because you don’t “think” in the box, you react. You think in the on deck cirlce or when you step out of the box. But, when you’re in the box, you react.

    People have to stop using the “me see, me hit” as if it were an insult to the simpletons. Thinking instead of reacting may make one sound smart, but it probably doesn’t lead to much success in sports.

    This is where practice and preparation come into play.

    Honestly, if athletes wanted to they could clown media types rather either. Let’s see all pitchers throw changeups down or down away, sliders are either in or out, curveballs are down, 2-seamers are down or down away. So, when they ask them questions like “What is your approach?”, I’d like to hear a batter say “Well, I’m generally looking for changeups, letter high, center cut”.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — November 16, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

  8. Would you trade Pujols and Profar in a H2H Dynasty for Lester, Hosmer and Lawrie? Thoughts?

    Comment by Mart — November 16, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

  9. While Hosmer is going to be a star, keep in mind that The K suppresses home runs quite bit. The numbers don’t tell the full story either, that effect has been skewed a bit by the fact that for years Royals pitchers have been essentially throwing batting practice.

    Comment by Paul — November 16, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

  10. It looks like he starts of every answer by saying eh. But seriously I understand what it means.

    Comment by Joe — November 16, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

  11. Hey David, GREAT interview. Absolutely loved it. Please shoot me an email when you get a second (franco@nextlevelballplayer.com). I’d love to run a few things by you.

    All the best.

    Comment by Franco — November 16, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

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