Players have described Albert as things like: more modern thinking, more technology-based, more fluent in the metrics that are being valued and more in-tune with the tech that allows those things to be pursued. His weaknesses have been described, by some, as communication. He is said to know modern hitting and has been credited with getting the Cardinals up to speed on that language, but it's been acknowledged maybe there should be someone else on the ground floor teaching it.
Players described Mark Budaska as things like: old school, simplified and philosophical. More laid back. Less complex. Kolten Wong has said there are two types of hitting coaches. Ones that want to make you think, and ones that want you not to think. Budaska was the latter.
When Budaska was fired in 2019 the Cardinals front office made a big deal about a consistent message in approach comin from the hitting instructors. They are now making the opposite argument to defend Albert, that maybe different hitters respond differently to different versions of the same message, different dialects of the same language. It's fair and wise to say, wait a second, this doesn't add up.