I was going through tweets I had favorited a while ago when I came across this Ken Rosenthal column from before the season. Rosenthal talks about the challenges the Phillies defense had to face, and included some great quotes.
“Everyone tells me, ‘You have no range,’ ” new Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Michael Young says. “I’m like, ‘That’s not true. I move well. I have good feet. I have good hands.’ So, something’s amiss here.”
Young thinks he has figured out the problem: He was too high in his setup, leading to his first step being too slow and balls rocketing by him. This spring, he is working to stay lower, and in his view the difference is noticeable.
“My first step is a lot more explosive than it used to be,” Young says.