Tom Wilson On: Chris Malec

Our 13-part series looking at the position players continues today with Chris Malec.

Malec, the sixth player we’ve looked at so far, has already started at first base, second base, third base, left field and designated hitter so far this year.

Hitting coach Tom Wilson was kind enough to sit down with me and provide his analysis of all of his hitters, and I asked him about the 25-year-old infielder:

“He’s a professional hitter and he’s a good kid.  He’s one of the first guys in the cage every day.  He loves to work, and he loves to hit.  He’s doing a great job for us right now.  The way the season’s played out for him, he’s getting a lot of playing time right now.  It’s great for him, and he’s doing well.  He’s played outfield for us, he’s played second, third and first base for us.  But he’s a professional hitter and he’s going to hit pretty much wherever he plays.  As long as he’s getting consistent at-bats, I think he’s going to hit.”

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

2 Responses to “Tom Wilson On: Chris Malec”

  1. Ben N.C. Says:

    Mike —

    Thanks for the blog. Fun to read and follow. You are using some innovative tools here, and I appreciate that.

    I’m curious, are you filming the players, or do you have someone else doing that for you?

    Thanks, and I’ll keep reading.

  2. thunderbaseball Says:

    Ben,

    Glad you enjoy the blog. I film the players myself. And by film, I essentially mean switching my digital camera over to video mode and taking the occasional video haha.

    Anything you see on here — the photos, the audio, the videos, the writing — I do all of that.

    With that said, if you have any specific requests for what you might like to see, feel free to send them my way.

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