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Gordon's Swing Problems

Gordon said his adjustments to his swing are relatively minor, though both Gregg and Omaha manager Mike Jirschele think that those changes have helped put him in a better position to succeed in the majors. "We’ve just tried to shorten up his swing, take the loop out of it," Gregg said. "We’ve opened up his front foot a little bit, which allows his head to be turned more easily to the pitcher, and that clears his hips so he can swing through the ball a little better. Normally he would dive in and keep his foot closed, which locks up his hips and forces him to just swing with his arms more." Jirschele said Gordon’s swing plane is keeping the bat in the strike zone longer, improving the possibility to make consistent, hard contact. "I see a better swing than when he came here, and he’s been working hard at it," Jirschele said. "There isn’t anybody here who works harder than Alex does."

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