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Brock Lundquist Put Up Big Numbers in 2018

Lundquist had big production numbers at two levels last season

Brock Lundquist Put Up Big Numbers in 2018

November 13, 2018

Photo credit: MiLB.com

Photo credit: MiLB.com

 

Outfielder Brock Lundquist found a lot of success at the plate in 2018. In 423 at-bats split between low-A Lansing and high-A Dunedin, Lundquist recorded 22 doubles, a triple, and 18 home runs.

His production came in part to a small change that he made to his swing during the 2018 season, which helped him tap into his power hitting potential.

“I’ve always been a power hitter, but some years the numbers are there more than others,” said Lundquist. “I felt really comfortable with my swing last season. I changed my swing a little bit. and it has helped me hit more home runs.”

Lundquist did more than just increase his power numbers in 2018, he also sharpened his plate approach.

“My plate approach is coming around pretty well in pro ball,” Lundquist added. “I still have a few adjustments to make, but it’s getting there. I just want to cutdown on the strikeouts a bit, and I’ll be in a good spot moving forward.”

Another area Lundquist wants to focus on in the future is improving his game in the outfield.

“I feel my outfield play is not as good as my hitting,” explained Lundquist. “I definitely got some things to work on, especially speed wise. After having surgery I started to put on a little weight and got away from the workouts. They had me doing a lot of speed work and agility work designed to help me get to the ball quicker. My defense is getting there. It’s getting better day by day.”

The effort he put into his defense paid off in 2018, as Lundquist finished the year with a .983 fielding percentage in 830 1/3 innings in the field, while picking up seven outfield assists, and taken part in two double plays.

Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays will definitely want to follow Brock Lundquist’s progression in 2019, as he continues to sharpen his plate approach and defensive range.