Nate Sutton finding comfort in new role

A 24th round pick in the MLB Draft in 2004, Nate Sutton is adapting to a newer role. He has been hitting third for most of the season and is trying to be a little more agressive than in the past.

It also affects Nate Sutton on the basepaths. Normally aggressive, he has to temper some of that knowing the big boppers behind him have a chance to drive him in without taking pitches away from them.

So, while he returns to the California League after hitting .278 with Rancho Cucamonga the year before, there are parts of his game that he is refining. Stealing 27 bases may not happen again from the three-hole but he hopes to drive in more than the 46 runs from a season ago.

The balance is important.

Sutton spoke to us about his new situation, hitting with Brad Coon on base, and knowing his role with the heart of the lineup hitting behind him:


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