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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Rodriguez is HOT right now

It's not federal grand jury testimony, but the Diamondbacks' scouting report on the Yankee hitters was leaked to The Associated Press.

-- Alex Rodriguez: "HOT right now. ... Chases a lot of BB's w/2-strikes, both away and in dirt. CH is fine when away. ... (vs. left-handers) Hard in, soft away. Ladder FB w/2-strikes."

-- Derek Jeter: "Will bunt and H&R. ... Runs early. ... Struggles w/ball down/in and will chase SL away. ... Get ahead. Fairly aggressive so will need to mix pitches and locations 1st pitch."

-- Bobby Abreu: "HOT right now. ... Good guy to crowd once you're ahead. Hammers 1st pitch FB's away w/RISP."

-- Johnny Damon: "(vs. right-handers) Struggling w/soft stuff. ... (vs. left-handers) Keep honest w/FB up/in."

-- Jorge Posada: "Sits on off-speed when pitcher is ahead. ... Good cripple hitter."

-- Melky Cabrera: "Need to ladder the FB w/2-strikes. Chases up A LOT! ... Hacker throughout count" (source).

In this series, Rodriguez went 5-11 with one home run and five RBIs in this series, Jeter went 4-10, Abreu went 3-12 with one home run and three RBIs, Damon went 0-8, Posada went 2-10 with one home run and one RBI and Cabrera went 1-7.


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