Travis Swaggerty on Learning the Corners

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - One aspect easily gleaned from Travis Swaggerty is the pride that he takes in his defense as a center fielder. He loves to range to catch the ball, and he loves to throw. Up until this season, he has rarely worked anywhere other than center field.

In his time in Pittsburgh, Swaggerty got a different look. All-Star Bryan Reynolds has put a stranglehold on center field with the Pirates, which pushed Swaggerty to the corner outfield positions for the first time.

A big adjustment, Swaggerty said, was the angle the ball takes. Center field doesn't have to deal with a slice or a hook in the same way as a corner outfielder dealing with a line. A big learning moment is knowing when to defer to the center fielder.

“It feels like you have a little less space in the corn...

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redwards60

So much for the centerfielder of the future. Two words. Nolan Gorman…..thank you NH

bucsws2014

Here’s my question: When Reynolds gets traded, who’s the starting CF in 2023, Swags or Cruz?

redwards60

Marisnick

NMR

Live shagging, man do I love ballplayers.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

The throwing from LF portion is interesting, only because when I was watching the other day, the LF sailed a throw home over the backstop. They then cut the camera to said LF’er, and it was Swaggerty lol I was very surprised, but it also points to there’s still a curve even for someone considered a plus defender in OF like Swaggerty.

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