Max Muncy’s power will be something to watch
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Coming off a layoff with no rehab assignment, Max Muncy was going show some rust in his first action of September. He went 0-7 in the first two games of the series but did record a hit in the series finale. Going against Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom with no rehab assignment is certainly tough.
The thing to monitor going forward with Max Muncy is how hard will he be able to hit the ball? He is playing with a fractured wrist that is not fully healed yet and he has a custom brace on his right wrist that was put together by the training staff. He did not hit many balls particularly hard this weekend against against three hard throwing starters that supply power for you.
The hardest hit ball that Muncy hit came on Friday against Walter Lockett. It was a 93.5 MPH ground out and the rest of his exit velocities for the series were 83.5 MPH, 48.8 MPH, 79.2 MPH, and 84.7 MPH. Those are not the type of exit velocities you would expect from a hitter as powerful as Max Muncy. Even with the built in rust that was expected.
If the Dodgers are going to finally win the World Series this season they are going to need Muncy to provide power in the middle of the lineup. These last two weeks will provide more information on the type of power than can be expected from Max for the rest of the regular season as well as the postseason.