New York baseball icon, former Met and Yankee, and four-time World Series champion Darryl Strawberry takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.
Q: Who are sluggers in today’s game you enjoy watching?
A: Pete [Alonso] was definitely one. I enjoyed watching him last year. To be able to hit the ball the other way with power, that’s a good sign that you can be productive at that level for a very long time.
Q: What advice would you give him during his struggles this season?
A: Go the other way. Work on your weakness. Don’t work on your strength, don’t get in the batter’s box and pull the ball at all. When I struggled, I would hit line drives over the shortstop’s head. Don’t pitch me in, I don’t want anything in. If he does that, that’s working on your mechanics and getting your mechanics right so you could stay on the baseball. Think right-center, right-field line.
Q: Other sluggers you like watching?
A: Aaron Judge. I just like how his approach is as a young player. He’s aggressive, but he’s very selective. When the pitchers make mistakes, he makes ’em pay for it. He attacks the baseball when the mistakes are made, and also at the same…