Rhys Hoskins' intense focus sets him apart

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Rhys Hoskins' intense focus sets him apart
Rhys Hoskins' intense focus sets him apart

A few weeks before he leaves home each year for spring training, Rhys Hoskins retreats to a Northern California batting cage and silences his music to make the room as quiet as possible. The only noise he hears is that sweet sound of contact. And then he raises the volume on the sound system, “bumping the music” as loud as it will go, Hoskins said. The batting cage becomes anything but tranquil, and Hoskins tries to keep his mind from being overtaken by the noise as he takes his cuts. The 25-year-old outfielder is revered for his sharp mind at the plate, never seeming to lose focus no matter how tense the situation becomes or how long the at-bat drags on. There is no way to replicate the in-game

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