→ The Lighting Hands of Mookie Betts

Owen Watson, writing at Fangraphs:

That highlights the trickiness inherent to pitching to Betts: he doesn’t have many glaring holes in his swing and doesn’t chase a lot of bad pitches. Try to bust him inside, and he can drive the ball, even when it’s on the black; try to get him to chase outside, and he’ll take his walks.

It is really hard to keep myself from getting wwwwaaayyyy too excited about Mookie.