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Mound Visit: Moran’s modest gains ☕️


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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- On the surface, Colin Moran has had a solid-enough 2019 season. And even with a month or so to go, a quick look at some basic figures shows that he has put in a season's worth of work that is already marginally better than 2018:

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While Moran's increase in power -- in fewer plate appearances -- is a welcome sight, he still hasn't quite attained the status of an impact talent, and if we dig into the stimuli behind these gains, we quickly find them to be underwhelming at best.


The eye is drawn to Moran's strikeout percentage. Having jumped nearly six full percentage points at this juncture, it's entirely worth asking what has changed with Moran, and are the modestly improved power numbers worth it?

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