Hunter Pence is starting over at the plate, using Mac Williamson’s swing – The Athletic

Mac Williamson overhauled his swing in order to become a big league outfielder again.

Now Hunter Pence is attempting to do the same. And the swing should look awfully familiar.

Pence might have paused his minor league rehab assignment last week, but he was far from idle. He traveled to Los Angeles to receive a crash course in the offensive approach that has revitalized several major league careers, including the Dodgers’ Justin Turner. It is the same approach that Williamson dedicated himself to adopting over the winter.

When Pence returned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday following a five-game hiatus, his new stance and swing were obvious even to the untrained eye — standing upright, hands lowered, employing a high leg kick, all designed to maximize power and drive the baseball with a higher launch angle.

Turner’s swing. Mac’s swing.

Hunter Pence is experimenting with a new batting stance. Apparently he’s been doing it for a…


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