Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor has struggled to establish his rhythm at the plate this year.
Since becoming a full-time player, his batting average has dropped to a career low with a slash line of .208/.272/.455 in 54 games.
Taylor, however, is upbeat about his development and thinks he is starting to figure things out.
In an interview with SportsNet LA’s Kirsten Watson, Taylor expressed his satisfaction with his most recent effort and his ambition to keep getting better.
He admitted that the season had been a rollercoaster for him, with a sluggish start and improved performances later in the month.
Taylor believes that his pace is improving and he wants to keep it going.
Taylor’s claim may not be fully supported by the overall data, but his most recent performance has shown improvement.
He has a slash line of .256/.333/.488 in his last 15 games, with three home runs and four runs batted in.
Although the development may be seen as slight, Taylor sees it as a trend in the right direction and a chance to regain his old form.
Taylor’s improved production was significantly affected by the mechanical changes. He explained that his mechanical condition had improved, allowing him to remain consistent in his approach.
Taylor has made fewer key adjustments than he did last year and early this season, when he often seemed to be searching for the right mechanics. More consistent results at the plate have been a result of this consistency.
For Taylor, striking the right balance between rest and concentration is essential.
He stressed how important it is to believe in your potential and avoid getting pressurized.
Taylor is convinced he can react more quickly, see the ball more clearly, and slow down the game by taking things one day at a time and taking the stress out of it.
Although Taylor’s June numbers may still fall short of expectations, his recent improvement is encouraging for both him and the Dodgers.
Taylor’s ability to continue his upward trend and produce consistently with the bat will be key to the team’s success in a crucial part of the season.
He has the potential to make a big impact in the lineup and help the Dodgers achieve their objectives due to his power and superior technique.