Travis d’Arnaud is now hitting .152 with one HR and three RBI in 20 games since joining the team.
“He’s trying to do something, to show something and then when he struggles a little bit, what happens is everybody gets in your ear,” Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens said, according to the Daily News. “He’s got good hands, a pretty good eye at the plate. He hits the ball all over the field. He will minimize the movement and get consistent and you’ll see his rhythm come back.”
D’Arnaud acknowledged to the Daily News that he is “pressing.”
“I am trying to just relax and I am getting more comfortable,” he added.
According to a scout talking to ESPN New York, d’Arnaud needs to make his swing more compact, because he appears to be helpless against breaking balls.
Maggie Wiggin, ContributorD’Arnaud has definitely looked tense at the plate lately and he’s lost some of the patience he showed earlier. But his swing is solid, he has a good eye and this kind of a start is not unusual for even the best prospects. Given his tools, his maturity and focus, and his great track record in the minors, I have no doubt that he’ll settle in soon and provide strong offense to complement an already impressive defensive game.
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