Moncada switched to using a lighter bat earlier this week and has three multi-hit games since, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. "My swing is more fluid, and I feel stronger with my swing with these bats," Moncada said.
Using a lighter bat was the suggestion of teammate Jose Abreu, who had some bats shipped to the rookie in time for the start of the team's current 10-game road trip. Over the first five games of the trip, Moncada has gone 11-for-23 with two home runs. However, manager Rick Renteria feels it's more than just lighter bats, The manager said the rookie has been soaking up a lot of information since being called up to the majors and it's finally starting to sink in. However the credit pie is divided, it looks like Moncada is tapping into the potential.