The big difference between the two above clips is that Forsythe is waiting on the ball longer. He’s letting it travel deeper into his hitting zone. You see in the older clip that Forsythe gets handsy with his swing, making contact too far out in front. The very best hitters wait until the last possible moment to unload and explode on the ball.
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So far this season the 46th pick in the ‘08 draft is hitting .322/.466/.489 in Lake Elsinore (A+) and San Antonio (AA).
(h/t: Hank’s Padres)