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Michael Turconi is Being More Productive at the Plate in 2023

Michael Turconi is Being More Productive at the Plate in 2023

May 2, 2023

Photo credit: Wake Forest Athletics

Infielder Michael Turconi is off to a hot start at the plate with High-A Vancouver. Turconi, who is currently slashing .324/.419/.618 with an OPS of 1.037 after 34 at-bats; this season credits his fast start to being more aggressive early in the count.

“I made one change to my approach and that is taking a chance earlier in the count to do more damage on pitches,” explained Turconi. “But other than that I try to keep it simple and hit the ball on the barrel.”

Turconi currently has 11 hits on the season which includes: two doubles, a triple, and two home runs.

“I credit my production at the plate to sticking with my approach and making sure I swing at the right pitches.” Turconi added.

And swinging at the right pitch is important in High-A, “I noticed the pitchers are good and they mix pitches well,” Turconi said of High-A. “I have also noticed that there are less pitches to hit so you really have to attack the pitches you want to swing at.”

He has also noticed another difference between Low-A and High-A, “I think the main difference is the baseball is cleaner and the players are more mature.” said Turconi.

Appearing in games at second base, shortstop, and third base a year ago; Turconi is primarily playing at second base this season.

“It’s a position up the middle of the field which I like because you’re in almost every play of the game,” stated Turconi. “I like second base and it’s making me more versatile in the infield.”

Be sure to follow Michael Turconi’s progress in High-A, as he continues to hit well and become more versatile in the field.