Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sandy "The Babe" Leon Shows Offensive Resurgence In The Month Of May

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You know, he does wear the uniform number "3"—so there's that. Somewhat unnoticed, Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon has found his offensive mojo again—as he did in 2016. As MassLive.com's Christopher Smith points out, in 11 games this month, Leon is hitting .313, with a .389 OBP, a .438 slugging percentage and an .826 OPS. Why? Apparently, he watched video from 2016 and has re-adjusted his stance accordingly. Said Leon, "Try to just get everything simple. Try to lower my leg kick to see the pitch better. I feel like if I strike out or if I hit a flyball or whatever, I feel like I'm taking good pitches, good at-bats and swinging at strikes. So I feel good right now." So, when you see Sandy's name in the lineup, you don't have to groan—because he is once again, "The Babe". And, he's raking.