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An Expert's Take On The A's System
For more from Frankie Piliere, visit ScoutingBaseball.com. OaklandClubhouse: Michael Choice's swing-and-miss tendencies have been discussed a lot, but he seemed to improve his contact rate considerably as the 2011 season went on and during the AFL. Do you think that his K-rate is going to be a long-term concern for him? Frankie Piliere: If he continues to look the type of prolific run producer I think he'll be, it doesn't worry me a whole lot. He did make a lot of progress in the AFL, but for the long term I think he's just going to be a guy who swings and misses. But his pitch recognition and selection has improved quite a bit. OC: Do you see Choice as a centerfielder long term or a corner outfielder? FP: I think he's a case of a player that's capable of playing the position, but on a deep roster there would probably be a better option to play center field. And, given what he's capable of [offensively], I can see the team making a decision to slide him to a corner spot. But he...
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