Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez is an expert at the dish. He proved that with a stellar season in 2018, but much of that was thanks to the slugger reinventing himself over his career through the science of hitting.

“I have a swing that I taught myself to do,” Martinez said. “I don’t have a natural swing, so I have to stay on top of it.”

To hear more of Martinez’s thoughts on his approach, check out the “Red Sox First Pitch,” video above, presented by Men’s Wearhouse.

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