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Interview with Jim Dwyer on Revere, coaching in minors

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Unfortunately behind a pay wall, but a good interview with Jim Dwyer, currently the Twins' high A batting coach. Good interview all around, and this answer about Ben Revere was a highlight: "JD: Ben is one of the most talented players I’ve ever worked with and that I’ve ever seen. I think Ben’s biggest problem is just his youth and lack of experience. He needs to learn the strike zone better and once he does, he‘ll be special. And I don’t think you can teach a player the strike zone. You have to just play games, get your repetitions, get your at-bats, and then, slowly, you learn the strike zone. You learn to channel your aggression. You can be overaggressive, and experienced pitchers will use that against inexperienced hitters. They’ll use that aggressiveness against them. They’ll throw the ball out of the strike zone, knowing that they’re going to swing at it. I keep telling the players that it’s the hitter’s responsibility to make the pitcher throw you strikes. If you don’t make him throw you strikes, he won’t. It’s one of those things and it’s probably Ben’s biggest thing, because his bat speed and hand-eye coordination are off the charts. If he ever learns—and he will learn—to condense his zone, he’s going to be a great player. I really believe that. His defense—he can go get balls. I’ve been in the game thirty-something years now, and he’s made plays I’ve never seen guys make before. And he’s got power; he’ll flash power. He can steal bases. He’s going to hit for average. He can do it all. He’s going to be a great player."

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