Thursday, August 07, 2008

Fitting in just fine
Casey Kotchman's defense at first base was a thing of beauty - but new Angels' acquisition Mark Teixeira makes all the plays as well and there is something 'clean' about how he goes about his business at first.

Of course, Teixeira's calling card is his bat and from what I've seen - he's a guy who is a finished product. He takes professional at-bats, meaning he is looking to walk if he can't get something to hit. He is going to hit for power to all fields, whether it be a lefty or righty batter.

Something I'm going to watch [because I can and Teixeira will be Angel for at least the next two months or so] is his opposite field stroke from the right side - I think Teixeira probably has the best inside out swing as far as hitting the ball for power, though Derek Jeter is probably the best doing it on a daily basis.

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