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Dodgers: Justin Turner Breaks Down His Swing on Instagram



Just-in time for spring training, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner had a little fun breaking down his swing on Instagram earlier this week.

In short, he understands that its “all about the angles” for a quality hack.

Surely LA hitting coaches Robert Van Scoyoc and Brant Brown can agree with JT’s swing analysis from outside sources like Doug Latta and Craig Hyatt, as Turner notes. For what it’s worth, Latta is widely considered one of the architects behind Turner going from non-tendered former Met to National League All-Star with a multi-million dollar contract.

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Speaking of non-tendered, the day JT shared this gem on Instagram just so happened to be the 6-year anniversary of when he inked a minor league contract with Dodgers.

Turner is a guy that is undoubtedly ready for the new season to get underway. In fact, he said as much as Dodgers FanFest last month, while navigating through questions about the Houston Astros cheating scandal that may have (did) cost Los Angeles a World Series in 2017.

While his swing is always ready for the season, one thing the red-head did note that he’d like to improve on this season is his defense. Thankfully fans will be able to see Justin’s swing, glove, and his teammates — including (potentially) new teammate Mookie Betts — in just over one week as position players report to spring training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona by February 17.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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