Adams Finding A Comfort Zone Offensively

David Adams, last year's third round pick, battled changes to his swing throughout his college career and then endured an adjustment period to the professional game last year. The combination never really allowed him to find a comfort zone offensively, but after just finishing his first Spring Training as one of the better hitters in camp, he believes he finally has found his groove.

"It went great, shoot, I can't complain," David Adams said of his first camp. "It's a work in progress. I'm just trying to get better everyday."

Progress is definitely the key word. Showing glimpses of being a top-notch hitter in his three year stint at the University of Virginia and then again with the Staten Island Yankees last season, he never found that consistent stroke or approach that enabled him to tap his true talent.

But after hitting for extra-bases nearly everyday in camp this Spring, however, it's quite apparent he is staring to finally find a comfort zone with his swing.

"Absolutely. We worked really hard last year in Staten Island with Ty Hawkins, the hitting coach, and then here with the hitting coordinators and with ‘Colby [Charleston hitting coach Greg Colbrunn].

"We've put a lot of time and effort into it and it's starting to come around. It's starting to feel comfortable and it's starting to show."

Routinely hitting doubles, triples, and home runs during the month of March, Adams believes the biggest difference in his game now has been his reluctance to over-think situations at the plate.

"It's that comfort zone, that's the key, just getting comfortable," he admitted. "Now I'm just relaxed and I have confidence in my abilities, and I trust my swing now whereas before I was constantly thinking about my swing and I wasn't really sure about this or that. Right now I don't really think – I just see it and hit it."

Having his swing changed every year in college and then battling himself internally by constantly making changes on the fly when the things taught to him weren't working, a big lesson he has learned with the Yankees has been sticking to the plan.

"There really haven't been any physical adjustments mechanically, it's just being able to repeat the same swing over and over consistently," he opined. "That's the key. I'm just getting to that point where I'm starting to do that."

Admitting he has found a similar comfort level on the defensive side of the ball, Adams' consistent swing and consistent approach have increased his comfort level at the plate and that in turn has started to tap some of his true power potential as well.

"To be honest it's one of those things I don't really try to think about," he said. "If I hit a home run, I hit a home run. I'm not going to go up there and try to do too much.

"I'm just going to go up there and see the ball, hit the ball, and whatever happens, happens. My main goal is just to have quality at-bats and try to help out the team. If I can do that then I'm happy."

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\r\n \r\n\r\n\"It went great, shoot, I can't complain,\" David Adams said of his first camp. \"It's a work in progress. I'm just trying to get better everyday.\"
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\r\nProgress is definitely the key word. Showing glimpses of being a top-notch hitter in his three year stint at the University of Virginia and then again with the Staten Island Yankees last season, he never found that consistent stroke or approach that enabled him to tap his true talent.
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\r\nBut after hitting for extra-bases nearly everyday in camp this Spring, however, it's quite apparent he is staring to finally find a comfort zone with his swing.
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\r\n\"Absolutely. We worked really hard last year in Staten Island with Ty Hawkins, the hitting coach, and then here with the hitting coordinators and with ‘Colby [Charleston hitting coach Greg Colbrunn].
\r\n
\r\n\"We've put a lot of time and effort into it and it's starting to come around. It's starting to feel comfortable and it's starting to show.\"
\r\n
\r\nRoutinely hitting doubles, triples, and home runs during the month of March, Adams believes the biggest difference in his game now has been his reluctance to over-think situations at the plate.
\r\n
\r\n\"It's that comfort zone, that's the key, just getting comfortable,\" he admitted. \"Now I'm just relaxed and I have confidence in my abilities, and I trust my swing now whereas before I was constantly thinking about my swing and I wasn't really sure about this or that. Right now I don't really think – I just see it and hit it.\"
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\r\nHaving his swing changed every year in college and then battling himself internally by constantly making changes on the fly when the things taught to him weren't working, a big lesson he has learned with the Yankees has been sticking to the plan.
\r\n
\r\n\"There really haven't been any physical adjustments mechanically, it's just being able to repeat the same swing over and over consistently,\" he opined. \"That's the key. I'm just getting to that point where I'm starting to do that.\"
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\r\nAdmitting he has found a similar comfort level on the defensive side of the ball, Adams' consistent swing and consistent approach have increased his comfort level at the plate and that in turn has started to tap some of his true power potential as well.
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\r\n\"To be honest it's one of those things I don't really try to think about,\" he said. \"If I hit a home run, I hit a home run. I'm not going to go up there and try to do too much.
\r\n
\r\n\"I'm just going to go up there and see the ball, hit the ball, and whatever happens, happens. My main goal is just to have quality at-bats and try to help out the team. If I can do that then I'm happy.\"
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