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2 long video interviews with Gary Brown and Joe Panik

Gary Brown & Joe Panik:  http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=mlb&content_id=19942235

The 2 interviews should play back-to-back, although you may get some short commercial between the 2 clips.
 

Both of these Q & A's are 3 minutes plus, both are interspersed with clips of the 2 prospects batting and fielding and both were taped recently down in the AZ Fall League.   One word of caution before you watch these.  Both interviews have content that may make your head explode.  Brown states that he was an Angel fan as late as the 2010 season (damn you Rally Monkey!) and he pooh-poohs the importance of getting on base via the BB, while Panik admiits that he was a Yankee fan and idolized Derek Jeter.

 

I must admit that I'm not in love with either of these guys' batting setups.  If you pay attention in the batting clips, you'll see that both guys keep their bats in a vertical position with their hands clsoe to their chests and in an uncocked positon as they wait for a pitch.  They then move their hands back and up, and cock their wrists, when the pitcher pitches the ball to them.  IMO, this is wasted motion that slows their reaction to the ball and keeps them from being as quick to the ball as they could be.  Essentially, they are waiting to get their hands and bat in the proper hitting position until after the ball is already heading their way.  That delay is not likely to affect them so much at the lower levels of the minor leagues, but will be something that advanced pitchers in the upper minors and the major leagues will likely be able to exploit.  I would much rather see the Giants tweak their setups so that they start with their hands back and up and their wrists cocked while they are waitng for the pitch.  That way they only need a toe tap, leg-lift, or foot stride to trigger their swings.  It's better to fix it now than waiting unitl they get to the major leagues. 

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