With more time has come more comfort for the Orioles’ most intriguing hitter.
Having ditched the switch, Mullins’ commitment to the left side of the plate has brought upon a refined feel for hitting.
The previous regime left a parting gift, and the new one has helped the lefty reach his potential.
He can be a master tunneler, and there’s another elite changeup in the Orioles rotation.
Comparing Year One versus Year Two of the Mike Elias regime provides further evidence the Orioles are heading in the proper direction.
The former first-rounder started his 2020 season hitless in his first 28 plate appearances. He’s, uh, not hitless anymore.
He’s far from perfect, but the ever-interesting Castro is figuring out the importance of throwing strikes.
Heading into 2020, Alex Cobb had yet to do much to live up to his contract. Now, Cobb is healthy, and as good as he’s ever been.
While his new 80-grade lettuce is certainly worth a discussion all its own, Ruiz’s swing changes are probably more interesting. Well, maybe...