Brian Hall writes that Vinnie Pasquantino is becoming a pitcher’s nightmare:
“He was getting a little unlucky when he first came up [from Triple-A Omaha]. He was hitting a lot of balls hard and didn’t really have the numbers to back it up, but now you’re kind of seeing some of those balls fall. His approach is so consistent. He’s a tough guy to pitch to. So, it’s no surprise that, with the advanced approach he has, he’s hitting the ball everywhere and hitting the ball hard.”
Through his first 12 games with Kansas City, Pasquantino was hitting .150 with one home run in 40 at-bats. He hit his second homer during a July 11 doubleheader in which he had four hits in seven at-bats. Since July 11, he’s hitting .301 with seven homers and 13 RBIs in 30 games.
Lynn Worthy writes about the Pasquantino-Pratto combo:
As far as seeing Pasquantino on a daily basis for the first time, Pratto said he considers Pasquantino one of several players including fellow rookies like Bobby Witt Jr., Michael Massey, Kyle Isbel and MJ Melendez that he’s bounced things off of in regard to hitting as well as some veteran players. “When you look at everything, there’s a lot of ways to bake the cake,” Pratto said. “There’s many styles. There’s many approaches to hitting and just the game in general. It has been a pleasure watching (Pasquantino) do his work and seeing how he goes about his business. I think it’s cool, no matter who you’re looking at in the league, you can kind of take things and be able to talk through their processes. He comes out here and tries to dominate things in his control. It’s fun to watch.”
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