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  • Josh Elander

    Josh Elander follows the flight of his base hit on April 19 against the Potomac Nationals. Elander has rebounded from a left-shoulder injury and returned to form in the middle of the Hillcats' lineup.

Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 11:39 pm

Josh Elander leaned against the wall next to the Hillcats dugout, the sun shining down on a chilly early April afternoon and revealed that the best phase of his player development came when he was struggling the season before.

After he arrived in Lynchburg following last season’s all-star break, it took him nearly a month to adjust to the pitching at the high-A level. He had to refine his approach at the plate and realize that his job in the middle of the order was to drive in runs on a consistent basis, not hit home runs every at-bat.

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