Ryan Braun is trying to remain productive by using analytics to change his swing.

"Based on where my swing was at the beginning of the offseason, I've made some productive adjustments at least according to all of those (analytics)," Braun said.

"It'll be interesting to get back out onto the field and see how those things play out."

Braun ranked 20th among qualified Major Leaguers in average exit velocity last season, but it didn't translate to production for the Milwaukee Brewers. He's hoping the new approach will mean more home runs.

"If you want to take luck out of the equation, you hit more balls over the fence," Braun said. "If I'm able to do that, luck becomes less of a factor.

"We talked about it at length last year, that all the numbers suggested that based on my batted ball profile that I was unlucky. But also that I'm still hitting the ball hard and doing a lot of things well," he said.