I have absolutely no data to back this up but, it just seems to me that everything Nicky hits hard ends with an out. It feels like the stuff he hits softly finds a way to get through or flares over the infield.

I love defensive baseball. Therefore I love watching Nicky play & I hope he has figured some things out. It would be great for him and for the Royals.

I hope he gets strong enough that his hard hit balls are line drives between infielders instead of one hoppers to infielders

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He actually does only have one hit on his hard hit balls (that is more than 95 MPH exit velocity), so you're not wrong there.

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