The tenure of Jaramillo shed a bit of light onto the whole concept of a "high profile" hitting coach. When it comes down to it, there was absolutely zero evidence of any impact over his time on the north side. It's not a personal problem with Rudy; it's more so a statement about the place of hitting coaches in the Major Leagues. These "gurus" offer advice and corrections to swinging mechanics, but to the majority of those in the pros, there is little effect to be had.
a move that was predicted by many, the Chicago Cubs have let go of their hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. While they remain arguably the worst offense and worst team in baseball, moves like these will tend to happen. Stepping into the interim role will be 35-year-old James Rowson, the Cubs minor league hitting coordinator, according to Doug Padilla of ESPN.com.