McMurray: What do MLB hitting coaches really do?

From SABR member John McMurray at The Sporting News on July 14, 2018:

Hitting coaches have some of the most important jobs in major league baseball, but their work is often unappreciated. They work with hitters on mechanics and how to get out of batting slumps, and they help hitters make frequent adjustments. 

There’s also the personal side of working with hitters on adopting new approaches. It’s one of the most challenging jobs on a major league coaching staff. But having an effective hitting coach can make the difference in any team’s offensive success.

Sporting News spoke to longtime major league hitting coach Dave Magadan, now with the Diamondbacks, to get insight into what a hitting coach does in today’s game and the challenges they face. 

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Originally published: July 17, 2018. Last Updated: July 17, 2018.