St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop Retools Swing Over Offseason

Some adjustments definitely needed to be made.

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong has reportedly removed a high leg kick from his swing.
Dejong had a rough 2022 season, which saw him in and out of the lineup for the starting shortstop role.

Really though, it's been a tough past couple of seasons for DeJong, as he's managed to compile a brutal .182/.269/.352 triple-slash line, with 25 home runs, 70 RBIs, seven stolen bases and 63 runs scored across 190 games since the 2021 season.

As a result, the twenty-nine-year-old decided to work on his plate mechanics during the offseason and we'll have to wait and see if it has a positive effect on his offensive production.

DeJong did have an impressive stretch during the second half of the 2022 season, so it's clear there is still potential there.

DeJong will once again be in the mix for a starting role this spring training.
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