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Lupo Adjusting Well

Lupo had a 1.108 OPS last year

ST. LUCIE, Fla. – After a breakout year in the Dominican Summer League, Venezuelan left fielder Vicente Lupo entered Extended Spring Training determined to learn from his teammates and coaches and add to his game. And although the pulling of his wisdom teeth forced the 19-year-old to return home briefly, Lupo is now back in the swing of things and ready to take his game to the next level.

After improving his agility, getting stronger and lowering his body fat during the offseason, Lupo, who posted a .346 average, a .500 on-base percentage, a .608 slugging percentage, and a 1.108 OPS last year, started Spring Training this year eager to soak up everything like a sponge. "It was a learning experience," Lupo said through the help of a translator, "seeing veteran guys and their...

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