Nationals on 3rd RD pick Lipscomb

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The Nationals used their third pick of the draft on the 22-year-old in the hopes their player development system is as good a fit. In a Zoom interview with local reporters, Nationals vice president of scouting operations Kris Kline said an area the team will work with Lipscomb on is his set-up at third base. That’s something the Nats helped last year’s first-round pick Brady House polish, and the 19-year-old made promising strides with his foot position during spring training under the direction of new infield coordinator José Alguacil.

Once they have helped him sharpen his defense, the Nationals believe Lipscomb can be as strong a hitter in pro ball as he was in limited playing time for Tennessee, even with a swing that Kline described as “a little different.”
“For somebody that hasn’t played as much (as others), he sure looks advanced and confident,” Kline said. “He does the one thing that he’s going to need to do in the big leagues, and that’s hit. He knows how to do that.”
 
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Excerpt from an article on Trey in the athletic:

What the Nationals are getting in Trey Lipscomb; why the Rangers are spending big for Brock Porter — MLB Draft Day 2 notes

Frustration could have set in. Lipscomb could have grown impatient and transferred out of the program.

He focused instead on the advice of head coach Tony Vitello, who has revitalized the program and molded it into one of the best in the nation since taking over in 2017. Vitello explained how UFC fighters approach big events. They have usually fought four times in their head, he told Lipscomb. They visualize success.

“I really grabbed onto that,” Lipscomb said, “because it meant so much to me.”

In a breakout year for the Volunteers, Lipscomb applied visualization techniques every time he strode to the plate. He took a few moments to breathe before digging into the batter’s box. He didn’t think of how he could fumble a task or what might make his goal difficult to accomplish. He thought only of execution, conjuring up images of all the things he could do with his bat to help his team along.
 
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Pretty sure the entire team was exposed to that concept.
True! But some individuals are better at internally crafting the images. Different sport, but golfers can feel the wind and sun in the shots they are about to REcreate. Jack said something to the effect that he never took a swing until after he had envisioned the entire flight of the ball he was about to hit.
 

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