had started getting more comfortable with changing his trigger mech. Recall his stance, with that straight up bat? That stance, and especially with his big swing, was not enabling him to get the barrel on the ball as quickly, Turner Ward worked with him on adjusting his stance where instead of that stick being straight up.. he's now flattening it a bit, which enables his trigger to move quicker to the ball. Similarly to how Justin Turner approaches it. At least that is what his explanation was. He led team in HR's this spring, and he played against both LH and RH pitching all spring.