Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto knew that he had to close a hole in his swing that pitchers exploited last year.

Realmuto went to the Phillies about trying it’s biomechanics lab, which is housed at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida.

The three-time All-Star catcher hit at the lab three times a week in November. He worked with Rob Segedin, a former Major League utility player.

Phillies hitting coach Kevin Long and Realmuto saw was his inability to hit inside velocity was a big problem with his swing.

In 2023, Realmuto had a .252 batting average with 20 home runs and 63 RBI.

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto. Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin


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