Andrus hits over .310
Speaking of Elvis, how about I set the bar at .310 for his 2019 batting average? He’s never hit that mark in his career, but he’s come close. The 30-year-old has a flat swing path and a simple plate approach. His goal is not too hit the ball as far as possible, but as hard as possible, whether it be to left field, center field, or right field.
He is leading the way this spring, posting a .522 batting average in 23 at-bats. Spring success doesn’t necessarily translate to regular season success, but we at least know Andrus is seeing the ball very well as he nears the games that count.
He should be able to swing freely in 2019. He’ll likely be protected by Mazara and Gallo in the lineup. Also, Andrus won’t have a ton of pressure to produce. This year is more about young guys taking a step forward than it is the proven shortstop putting up big numbers.
Andrus will take it upon himself to greatly contribute on offense and defense, though all eyes will not be on him this season. .310 is the mark.