Ike Davis has changed his stance, and here’s why

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Brian Erni

Last week, I noticed Davis using a wide stance. He told me he has opened up his stance in order to help him see the ball longer, stay balanced, and identify pitches. He said mechanically that he feels very sound, and we’d probably see less structural adjustments in 2013.

Ike seemed really upbeat, especially when he talked about putting together a full, strong season. I think it was discouraging for him to have that stellar 2011 cut short, then have it followed up by the Valley Fever and the rough first half of 2012. Obviously, the results remain to be seen, but the early indications I’ve seen have me encouraged for his 2013.