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Q&A with Joe Simokaitis

Q&A with Joe Simokaitis

After struggling in the first half at Class-A Daytona, shortstop Joe Simokaitis is quietly having one of the better second half's of any Cubs prospect. Last year's 10th-round pick from the University of Nebraska is batting .265 with 15 hits in his last 36 at-bats.

Inside The Ivy: You're really starting to come around. What have you been doing differently since about the beginning of last month? Joe Simokaitis: I've been trying to stay relaxed, that's the biggest thing. I've been working a lot with Richie [Zisk], the hitting coach, and Antonio Grissom. I strained my hamstring earlier this year, nothing major. But I had about four or five days off, so I had...

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