Currently, through 37 games, the Double A Reading Phillies lead the Eastern League with a .280 batting average. The R-Phils are also tops in the EL with 195 runs scored, 42 homeruns and a .776 OPS.
If you ask the players, their hitting coach, Frank Cacciatore, has a lot to do with their success.
Cacciatore, 58, has been with the team since 2008. Previously, he managed in the minors in the Mets, Giants and Astros systems. Cacciatore also coached in the developmental ranks of the Nationals organization.
In his playing days, Cacciatore reached as high as Double A in the Tigers system.
Last week I spoke with coach Frank about his team’s success at the plate, various prospects, his own approach and plenty more. Check out the media player below to listen to the full interview.
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