The Oakland Athletics have not had an enjoyable season thus far.
However, one player in particular is off to a very hot start.
Outfielder Brent Rooker currently has one of the highest OPS marks in all of baseball.
The 28-year-old has posted a 1.088 mark thus far.
He also is hitting .313 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI in just 99 at-bats.
On Tuesday, Rooker was nice enough to stop by the MLB Network studios in New York City to break down his hot start.
Speaking with former MLB star Mark DeRosa, Rooker walked fans through his approach and what has been working for him so far this season.
Getting a glimpse into the mind of MLB's OPS leader, @Brent_Rooker12!
The @Athletics' breakout star details his approach at the plate and walks us through some of his most impressive AB's of the season!#MLBCentral | @markdero7 pic.twitter.com/720vHgAabM
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 9, 2023
Rooker first pointed out how some hitters twist their hips a little too much and how he was looking to curb that issue with himself.
He also talked about wanting to stay balanced while in the batter’s box and keeping his hips locked as he swings at a pitch.
Rooker was asked about the toe-tap he usually does when he’s in the box and revealed that he has been doing this since 2016, which was his sophomore year in college.
A side-by-side comparison of an at-bat Rooker took while he was with the Minnesota Twins and an at-bat from this season was shown as well.
Rooker broke down just how different things have been since his time with the Twins and all the adjustments he has made to become a better hitter.
The young slugger has improved drastically this season and is on his way to having a breakout year.NEXT: Athletics Release Touching Statement To Honor Vida Blue