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Venable is 18-for-34 with a homer, nine runs and two steals in his last 10 games (nine starts). No doubt, some good fortune is a factor in his hot streak. But the left-handed hitter credits a change in his stance for this boom.
Raising his elbow has allowed Venable to be on top of the ball and catch up to fastballs much more easily, he says. He's striking out less often and, as such, putting it in play, with authority, more often. He's a power-speed threat with 13 dingers and 28 swipes in 376 at-bats already.
That's the kind of adjustment that can be seen statistically over the long haul, perhaps something that could carry into next season. Forget 2011 for now, though, and see if Venable can help you finish 2010 on a positive note.
Shallow mixed: Consider
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