"Some of it is being here and some of it is going to left field. For me both of those things go hand and hand," said Ventura of Viciedo, who is hitting .412 with seven homers and 20 RBIs in his last 13 games. "He's very comfortable in left and he's made big strides getting to balls, routes and throwing the ball.
"That in turn made him more comfortable at the plate and now it's a confidence thing. You can tell when he's in here ready to go out, he has a plan and feels like he can get a hit."