'30 With Murti' Podcast: Phil Plantier, Yankees' Triple-A Hitting Coach

He's Had A Hand In Successes Of Urshela, Tauchman

Sweeny Murti
August 08, 2019 - 9:05 am
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hitting coach Phil Plantier congratulates Thairo Estrada.

Todd Hiller


The successes of Gio Urshela and Mike Tauchman -- essentially as replacements for Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton -- are not ones the Yankees could have predicted. But as an organization, they are very confident in the process that brings players like that to the big-league level, from scouting them to coaching them and making them viable options to contribute to a team with high expectations.

One of the coaches who has had an impact on both those players and more is Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hitting coach Phil Plantier. A veteran of eight major league seasons, Plantier is in his second year with the Yankees' Triple-A team.

This week on a new “30 With Murti” podcast, Plantier talks about hitting approach and the things that have made Urshela and Tauchman successful, as well as the things that he’s seen from Clint Frazier since he’s been back at Triple-A.