Travis d’Arnaud, in 13 games since returning from Triple-A, is hitting .300.
Over 53 plate appearances, d’Arnaud has a .340 OBP and .560 slugging percentage. He’s hit three home runs, four doubles and driven in 10 runs.
“I’m more relaxed, not as tense,” d’Arnaud said after hitting a two-run home run on Wednesday night (Harper, July 9). “My hands are more loose.”
He’s also hitting balls in spots he wasn’t before.
Here’s d’Arnaud’s heat map, from ESPN’s Mark Simon, which you can read more about here:
“It makes a big difference when you’re putting the ball in play,” Terry Collins said.