Trey Hillman Pregame Media Session: June 13
Coming along Callaspo
Manager Trey Hillman is very impressed with the seemingly natural progression of his second basemen Alberto Callaspo. “I am very pleased with his improvements this season, both at the plate and in the field,” said Hillman. He stated, “Laterally I think there is room for improvement and I would like him to slow down on double play possibilities, otherwise I am very happy with his fielding.” Hillman was asked about his home run capabilities in the future, “He is a doubles guy, if he starts thinking otherwise he won’t get that barrel where it needs to be and corrections will have to be made. I like the Alberto we have,” said Hillman.
Hillman was asked what he thought baseball would look like in ten to fifteen years. Hillman said, “You can pretty much expect to see more and more athletes on the field, who carry skills pertaining to agility, speed, and smarts. I think it will resemble the game of the past, with the emphasis put more on the finer points of the game, and not so much on the home run and how bulky can a guy get.”
One tough Crisp
Royals centerfielder Coco Crisp has been injured for a while now, but you wouldn’t know it if you asked him. Hillman says, “Crisp has quite the pain threshold, and is stubborn to a fault in dealing with his pain and playing. I thought the six days off would be enough, but his shoulder just isn’t healing up like we thought, the DL is not out of the question at this point.”