Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shuck using the Corpus call-ups as motivation

J.B. Shuck is using the recent Corpus call-ups as motivation to work on his game:

I'm using it as motivation a little bit, because that's my ultimate goal. I'm going to continue to work hard and hopefully get to where I want to be and hopefully I can get a chance to go up....It's their decision. I would have liked to go, but I didn't really put together much of a year until last month. Those guys have had some pretty good numbers all year. They deserve it. I played some with J.D. [Martinez] and he can swing it.”

He's right. Shuck's OPS (from April-June, respectively) was .762, .585, and .697. But he has busted out recently, hitting .368/.477/.517 in July, and .462/.543/.641 in his last ten games.