The Boston Red Sox are enjoying a nice ride this season, and Mookie Betts is one of the main attractions, having turned himself into a super slugger capable of everything and right now, he is at the top of the race for the American League MVP.
However, Mookie's success can be credited to Boston's hitting coaching staff, which have led him to be more aggressive in early counts and a whole new philosophy at the batting cage, as Betts himself told to NESN's Logan Mullen:
I’ve always wanted to learn, I’ve always wanted to get better and whatnot I just didn’t know how. The will to get better was always there, it was just a matter of finding the source. And I’m not saying (former hitting coach Chili Davis) and the last crew didn’t help, because they definitely did, but this crew here now is just a different point of view that maybe hits home for me a little better
Mookie currently leads the American League in home runs, batting average, total hits and doubles, which means that the adjustments made by the new hitting coaches are really working.