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Max Moroff Having More Fun Hitting This Year

Max Moroff has been too selective at the plate at times, and that's an approach the Pirates are trying to get him to avoid in 2017. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Max Moroff Having More Fun Hitting This Year

INDIANAPOLIS -- He knew what answer was coming.

Butch Wynegar was talking with Max Moroff late last season and the Indianapolis hitting coach had a simple question: Was Moroff having fun hitting?

They talked for a few minutes and then Moroff looked down at the ground and gave a simple answer.

“No.”

This season is feeling a little different. Hitting has become a little more fun for Moroff, who is currently the organization’s 28th-ranked prospect. He’s enjoyed an early-season burst of power productivity that comes from trying to maintain a different perspective in the batter’s box.

But Moroff’s first season at Triple-A was a struggle, though there were some bright spots. He made his major league debut with the Pirates and played in two games, and led the International League w...

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