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Offspeeed stuff at heart of Bogaerts' slump

Through the end of May, it looked like Xander Bogaerts was putting it together. But he struggled in June as his plate discipline eroded.

To make matters worse, he didn’t make hard contact when he put the ball in play.

The issue of Bogaerts expanding the zone is doubly true against offspeed pitches. Bogaerts has regressed against offspeed pitches, chasing these pitches out of the zone at more than double the rate he did from April-May.