LISTEN: JJ Picollo explains what new hitting coach Alec Zumwalt brings to Royals


It's only been a couple days since the Royals made a coaching change, firing hitting coach Terry Bradshaw and replacing him with Alec Zumwalt. Zumwalt, who's been with the organization for a while, comes highly regraded from the top of the organization on down, and while speaking to 610's Cody and Gold on Wednesday, GM JJ Picollo explained just exactly why that is.

"Alec's background, he was an advanced scout for us, so he watched a lot of major league games over a number of years," he said. "Played a lot of games in the minor leagues. He's just got a really good feel for what happens in a game. He's able to make adjustments. When we asked him to fill that role, he came up with a really good plan, along with the [the other Royals' hitting staff.] The hitters have bought into it, there's processes in place that a lot of our young hitters that are now getting to the major leagues are accustomed to."

You can listen to Picollo's entire interview in the embedded player below: