Chris Young sought out Carew this winter

February, 4, 2014
Feb 4
11:38
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New Met Chris Young will arrive at spring training having been tutored this winter for about a week and a half by Hall of Famer Rod Carew.

“Chris is the kind if hitter that wants to pull everything,” Carew told the Post. “We worked on using his hands more instead of trying to muscle the ball. On tracking the ball.”

Said Young to the newspaper: “If you focus more on your average, the power will always be there. If you’re squaring the ball up more consistently, the power will come. ... ‘Consistent’ in my eyes is .280 and up. It’s what pops in my head. It means you don’t have long slumps, you beat out some grounders and you hit all types of balls to all fields to keep yourself out of trouble.”
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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