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One area where many say Hamilton struggles is his plate discipline. With a free-swinging style, Hamilton has registered 131 strikeouts and 51 walks thus far.
Struggling to hit the ball in the month of of June and July, he has re surged in the month of August, hitting .310.
In previous seasons, Hamilton's first swing of an at-bat would determine the rest of the at-bat. If he missed on his first swing, it seemed like he would give up on the rest of the at-bat.
Hamilton has now looked more comfortable at the plate, as he has been seeing more pitches, which translates into better hits and more walks.
Rangers manager Ron Washington has even praised Hamilton, saying, "He's swinging the bat well, and the one thing he is doing very well is when there's RBIs out there, he's not missing very many of them."
With nine multi-hit games in the month of August, as well as 28 RBI, Hamilton looks poised to return back into the player who was putting up monster numbers early in the season.
Hamilton isn't getting any younger, and at age 31, his improved composure and discipline at the plate will help him become effective as he gets older.