So the plan for Tapia should be pretty simple: Follow in the footsteps of Ryan McMahon and make a concerted effort to hit the ball in the air more often.
However, his swing needs to adjust to appropriately accommodate that change. But Tapia needs to make a concerted effort to hit the ball in the air much more often. If he does so, more positive results will come. Even if it results in a higher K% than it currently is (which isn’t always a bad thing) it could take away from easy outs and result in more line drives and HRs.
And hey! If he does so and he becomes a better hitter, he becomes more valuable to the Rockies and that means more $$$ for him in arbitration or in 2024 when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Tapia will be a part of this team for the foreseeable future. For his future success, and the Rockies’ future success, it’s best for him to emulate Ryan McMahon and his strategies as they are clearly working well for him.