"You're starting to see better at-bats, even with [Jeff Keppinger on Wednesday], hitting the ball and squaring it up. With him and Adam [Dunn], it's a good sign," Ventura said. "You can have all the mechanics and everything else. It's pitch selection, what you're trying to do and how you're swinging.
"Once you get the mechanics down and they have that confidence they're doing the right thing, then it's about pitch selection. Eventually, you want everybody to get there, where you're concerned about pitch selection than mechanics."
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