"I want to be labeled as a slugger," Brad Glenn said. "It's my job to hit home runs and drive in guys, so it's all about home runs, doubles and RBIs for me."
The 24-year-old from Cedartown, Ga. is batting .250 in 80 at-bats this season, which leaves little to still be desired in terms of contact. However, with four home runs and 12 RBIs, Glenn leads the team in both statistical categories, lending to the label of "slugger".
He also has managed a .450 slugging percentage, good for second on the team. Heading into the 2011 regular season, Glenn first said he kept working on his swing in Spring Training.
"The swing's the swing," Glenn said. "You gotta work on the swing at all times, so [I put in] a lot of hours in the cages to get that going."
While he worked on his offensive skills in Spring Training, he also spoke about the defensive side of the game. Last season being the first full year playing the outfield, Glenn said he took the time in camp to focus on his new set of defensive skills on a daily basis.
He previously played the corners of the infield, but putting it simply, he said he loves his new defensive position.
"A big guy like me, I've got no hands, so they're throwing me out in the outfield and it's been good," Glenn added. Standing at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, the right-hander certainly has the stature of an outfielder.
"My arm action really wasn't good for [the] infield. I always got really long, so whenever they threw me out in the outfield, it was really natural for me to throw that way."
As for how the season has been going thus far, Glenn said it's been good, aside from a three-game set in Lakeland. In that series, he went 0-12 while striking out four times. Regardless, he understands that the baseball season isn't defined by just a few games.
"It's a long season so it's all about just keeping that mind right and going at it every day ready to go," he said.
The Blue Jays' High-A prospect has begun the year off with some pop in his swing, and in order to advance to the next level of pro ball, Glenn believes it's all about focusing on every at-bat that comes his way.
"It's just every day, just making sure you're into every at-bat because you can let at-bats slip away sometimes," Glenn stated. "The more you can minimize the at-bats you let go, then the more successful you're gonna be."
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