Evans Searching For Consistency

20-year old first baseman Nick Evans, possessing a world of talent, is searching for consistency in his entire game in his first full-season league experience with the Hagerstown Suns in the South Atlantic League this season.

After hitting just .222 with seven home runs through the first two months of the season, the right-handed slugger broke out in a big way in June, hitting .364 with six home runs while drawing nearly as many walks.

"I really needed [that] month because I was burying myself pretty down low there for a while," Nick Evans told Inside Pitch Magazine. "I was down to .207 at one point."

"[That] month was good for me because I wasn't swinging at bad pitches, and that's huge for me, when I don't swing at bad pitches and get myself out. That's the biggest thing for me, not swinging at as many bad pitches."

The biggest part of a player developing his game in the professional ranks is making quick adjustments.

"At the beginning of the season, when they were throwing up and in, I was hacking no matter what," said Evans. "That was killing me for probably the first month and a half. I still swing at them, but not as much, which is good. That's what really has been helping me out a lot lately."

Offensively, Evans' major adjustment is learning to take pitches to the opposite field. Pull-happy in his first two seasons, both in the short-season leagues, Evans made a concentrated effort to expand his strike zone and take what opposing pitchers give him.

"Over half the balls I've hit out this year have been to right field, so I definitely have hit more hard balls there than I have pulling the ball. That's a big positive for me, a big step for me."

Hagerstown Suns' Manager Frank Cacciatore has seen his young slugger make the necessary adjustments this season and he is pleased with the progress he has made thus far.

"He was chasing the fastball from his belt to his nose, almost all the time," said Cacciatore. "Guys from around the league, especially since we're playing Lakewood, Delmarva, and Lake County so many times, guys would throw the ball up and out of the zone and he was just chasing it."

"But now he's laying off and getting himself in better counts. All of that starts to snowball into a positive direction and that's what you're getting, better numbers as a result."

One of the more obvious results of laying off certain pitches has been increased walk totals and higher on-base percentages throughout the season. But Evans isn't going up to the plate looking for the free pass.

"Whether I walk or not isn't that big a deal to me," said Evans. "I'm not going to get paid to get walks. Walks are going to come if I'm not swinging at bad pitches. But if I'm getting good pitches to hit, but not walking or swinging at bad pitches, walks aren't a big deal to me. As long as I'm not chasing pitches and putting the good ones I get in play, I'll take that any day."

"He's really come on strong as far as his last month, in all respects, not just numbers-wise," Cacciatore added. "Good pitch selection at the plate, more disciplined, being able to stay with a pitch and go the other way. He's had a few doubles going down the right field corner and he's using the whole ballpark."

Aside from being more selective at the plate and looking for his pitch to hit, Evans has fixed his long swing and instead of looking for the home runs, he goes up to the plate merely looking for contact.

"That's pretty much the way it has always been for me," Evans said of hitting more home runs when his plan of attack is just making contact. "I don't hit home runs when my swing is long. I don't hit at all for that matter when my swing is long."

At 6-foot-3 and a strong 195-pounds, Evans knows his power will come in due time.

"I'm just trying to make solid contact and the balls will go out, the home runs will take care of itself. I'm just trying to put the ball in play and play hard."

Drafted as a third baseman out of St. Mary's High School in Phoenix back in 2004, the Mets moved Evans to first base, a position he has shown vast improvements at defensively.

"He's made tremendous strides defensively too," a gushing Cacciatore told us. "He's really, from day one to now, really done a nice job."

"In fact, if you were to break it down and talk about his progression, offensively and defensively, he's probably progressed more defensively than offensively...and he's done a hell of a job offensively."

As a typical slugger, Evans had not shown adept footwork around the bag in his first two seasons in the Mets' farm system until his time with the Suns this season, routinely making nimble plays at first and showing surprisingly good range. In fact, Cacciatore loves the progression he has made to his entire defensive game.

"His throwing," Cacciatore listed as the biggest improvement from his first baseman. "He's very confident in his throwing. His footwork has gotten him a heck of a lot better. Guys in the infield have no qualms about throwing to him at first base. They know it's going to get caught. In all respects, he has gotten tremendously better over there."

While the coaches and scouts alike point to Evans' better defensive play at first base this season, he is not ready to claim he is there yet and he realized he has more work to do.

"I think I could still use a lot of work over there still," Evans admitted. "But I've made a lot of improvements there since the start of the season. I think I'm a much better defensive player at first base than I was last year. I obviously have a lot of work left, but that comes with more experience and more practice."

Having made marked improvements to his defensive game and offensive approach at the plate, Evans believes the next step in his development is learning to be consistent day in and day out in all phases of his game.

"I think just the overall consistency, just like my hitting, put in the work, get right reads on balls, getting the good hop, all the little stuff that makes guys good at the position and make it look easy," Evans listed as his number one priority in his defensive game. "There's constantly things that you need to work on over there."

And after hitting .364 June, Evans continued his roller coaster season with a .243 average in July. Once again, Evans harped on being learning to be consistent.

"The thing is I've had a good month [in June] but it's only one month and the biggest thing for me is consistency," Evans added. "I'll be on fire for three days and then I won't get a hit for three days. I think the biggest thing for me is being as consistent as possible. I think if I do that, things will go the way that I want them to."

Amazin Clubhouse Top Stories

\r\n \r\n\r\nAfter hitting just .222 with seven home runs through the first two months of the season, the right-handed slugger broke out in a big way in June, hitting .364 with six home runs while drawing nearly as many walks.
\r\n
\r\n\"I really needed [that] month because I was burying myself pretty down low there for a while,\" Nick Evans told Inside Pitch Magazine. \"I was down to .207 at one point.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"[That] month was good for me because I wasn't swinging at bad pitches, and that's huge for me, when I don't swing at bad pitches and get myself out. That's the biggest thing for me, not swinging at as many bad pitches.\"
\r\n
\r\nThe biggest part of a player developing his game in the professional ranks is making quick adjustments.
\r\n
\r\n\"At the beginning of the season, when they were throwing up and in, I was hacking no matter what,\" said Evans. \"That was killing me for probably the first month and a half. I still swing at them, but not as much, which is good. That's what really has been helping me out a lot lately.\"
\r\n
\r\nOffensively, Evans' major adjustment is learning to take pitches to the opposite field. Pull-happy in his first two seasons, both in the short-season leagues, Evans made a concentrated effort to expand his strike zone and take what opposing pitchers give him.
\r\n
\r\n\"Over half the balls I've hit out this year have been to right field, so I definitely have hit more hard balls there than I have pulling the ball. That's a big positive for me, a big step for me.\"
\r\n
\r\nHagerstown Suns' Manager Frank Cacciatore has seen his young slugger make the necessary adjustments this season and he is pleased with the progress he has made thus far.
\r\n
\r\n\"He was chasing the fastball from his belt to his nose, almost all the time,\" said Cacciatore. \"Guys from around the league, especially since we're playing Lakewood, Delmarva, and Lake County so many times, guys would throw the ball up and out of the zone and he was just chasing it.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"But now he's laying off and getting himself in better counts. All of that starts to snowball into a positive direction and that's what you're getting, better numbers as a result.\"
\r\n
\r\nOne of the more obvious results of laying off certain pitches has been increased walk totals and higher on-base percentages throughout the season. But Evans isn't going up to the plate looking for the free pass.
\r\n
\r\n\"Whether I walk or not isn't that big a deal to me,\" said Evans. \"I'm not going to get paid to get walks. Walks are going to come if I'm not swinging at bad pitches. But if I'm getting good pitches to hit, but not walking or swinging at bad pitches, walks aren't a big deal to me. As long as I'm not chasing pitches and putting the good ones I get in play, I'll take that any day.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"He's really come on strong as far as his last month, in all respects, not just numbers-wise,\" Cacciatore added. \"Good pitch selection at the plate, more disciplined, being able to stay with a pitch and go the other way. He's had a few doubles going down the right field corner and he's using the whole ballpark.\"
\r\n
\r\nAside from being more selective at the plate and looking for his pitch to hit, Evans has fixed his long swing and instead of looking for the home runs, he goes up to the plate merely looking for contact.
\r\n
\r\n\"That's pretty much the way it has always been for me,\" Evans said of hitting more home runs when his plan of attack is just making contact. \"I don't hit home runs when my swing is long. I don't hit at all for that matter when my swing is long.\"
\r\n
\r\nAt 6-foot-3 and a strong 195-pounds, Evans knows his power will come in due time.
\r\n
\r\n\"I'm just trying to make solid contact and the balls will go out, the home runs will take care of itself. I'm just trying to put the ball in play and play hard.\"
\r\n
\r\nDrafted as a third baseman out of St. Mary's High School in Phoenix back in 2004, the Mets moved Evans to first base, a position he has shown vast improvements at defensively.
\r\n
\r\n\"He's made tremendous strides defensively too,\" a gushing Cacciatore told us. \"He's really, from day one to now, really done a nice job.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"In fact, if you were to break it down and talk about his progression, offensively and defensively, he's probably progressed more defensively than offensively...and he's done a hell of a job offensively.\"
\r\n
\r\nAs a typical slugger, Evans had not shown adept footwork around the bag in his first two seasons in the Mets' farm system until his time with the Suns this season, routinely making nimble plays at first and showing surprisingly good range. In fact, Cacciatore loves the progression he has made to his entire defensive game.
\r\n
\r\n\"His throwing,\" Cacciatore listed as the biggest improvement from his first baseman. \"He's very confident in his throwing. His footwork has gotten him a heck of a lot better. Guys in the infield have no qualms about throwing to him at first base. They know it's going to get caught. In all respects, he has gotten tremendously better over there.\"
\r\n
\r\nWhile the coaches and scouts alike point to Evans' better defensive play at first base this season, he is not ready to claim he is there yet and he realized he has more work to do.
\r\n
\r\n\"I think I could still use a lot of work over there still,\" Evans admitted. \"But I've made a lot of improvements there since the start of the season. I think I'm a much better defensive player at first base than I was last year. I obviously have a lot of work left, but that comes with more experience and more practice.\"
\r\n
\r\nHaving made marked improvements to his defensive game and offensive approach at the plate, Evans believes the next step in his development is learning to be consistent day in and day out in all phases of his game.
\r\n
\r\n\"I think just the overall consistency, just like my hitting, put in the work, get right reads on balls, getting the good hop, all the little stuff that makes guys good at the position and make it look easy,\" Evans listed as his number one priority in his defensive game. \"There's constantly things that you need to work on over there.\"
\r\n
\r\nAnd after hitting .364 June, Evans continued his roller coaster season with a .243 average in July. Once again, Evans harped on being learning to be consistent.
\r\n
\r\n\"The thing is I've had a good month [in June] but it's only one month and the biggest thing for me is consistency,\" Evans added. \"I'll be on fire for three days and then I won't get a hit for three days. I think the biggest thing for me is being as consistent as possible. I think if I do that, things will go the way that I want them to.\"
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