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Hilligoss Focusing On More Power

Hilligoss is looking to hit for more power

Despite being one of the best hitters in the Yankees organization - and even before he heard about the lack of home run power from his critics - third baseman Mitch Hilligoss wanted to improve his power production. That was his focus throughout the offseason and it remains his mantra now that Spring Training has started.

An incredibly smart hitter, one who listens to his coaches, Mitch Hilligoss and the Yankees started talking about taking a few more pitches in his at-bats in an effort to get more inside pitches to drive instead of just swinging at [and hitting] pitches outside of the zone. The other part of the equation in increasing his power potential was to add some strength to his upper-body over the...

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