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Scouting Video: Mike Kvasnicka, Minnesota (33rd overall, Houston Astros)

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June 10, 2010

Mike Kvasnicka is a switch-hitter, whose obvious strength at this time  is right-handed power. In this video, you can see the swing and understand why the Houston Astros envision the University of Minnesota third baseman as a run-producing cornerstone in the coming years.

In the right-handed video, Kvasnicka’s stance is closed and narrow. You can see balance and a firm front and a swing that generates lift. This is where his strength will lie as a pro. In this look, he let pitches get to him before showing you the run-producing swing that offers 60 future power or possibly higher.  

When I saw him left-handed against Cal State Fullerton, he had opened his stance. In the future, he’ll have to shorten his stroke from the left side. Right-handed, where he did all his damage against Fullerton, he did straighten up and narrow the stance, making self-corrections that helped him more consistently produce.

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