Best Swing In Baseball: ‘Showing Numbers’ Objections Answered

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Best Swing in Baseball: Here is a Method Helping Mookie Betts – And Many Others – Consistently Crush The Ball

 

In this best swing in baseball video, we’ll discuss:

  • Data and reasoning because personal opinions are seldom useful,
    Best Swing in Baseball: Mookie Betts 'Showing Numbers' at Landing on Inside Pitch

    Mookie Betts (via my Twitter feed) ‘showing numbers’ at landing on inside pitch…Hitting Guru #57 “should NEVER ‘show numbers’ on inside pitch” objection based on personal opinion with ZERO data to back claim :-/

  • Anatomy Trains, The Spinal Engine, Dynamic Body, WeckMethod, Matt Nokes, Homer Bush, Aaron Miles, and numerous past and present professional hitters agree with CLS,
  • Objection #1: Increases Time to Impact because turning away from impact – twisting balloon analogy,
  • Objection #2: Hitter loses vision and tracking of the pitch – “back eye test
  • Objection #3: Not on inside pitches – hitting “belly button” catcher’s glove,
  • Can eat soup with spoon, fork, knife…but only one way is more effective. Teaching hitting is the same.  Apply human movement principles that are validated by REAL science, NOT “because-I-said-so ‘bro-science'”, and
  • The information is out there, so hitters will find it for themselves, either you will be able to take credit for teaching it or you won’t. Results don’t lie.

Still don’t believe the best ‘show numbers’?  CLICK HERE for a post I did recently titled, “Why I Teach Hitters To ‘Show Numbers’ (And Maybe You Should Too)”.

Don’t be like opinion-based Hitting Guru #57…have solid data and reasoning to back up your “opinions”.

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Joey Myers

I’m a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA), and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).I’m also a HUGE supporter of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

I’ve spent 11+ years in the corrective fitness industry, and have too many alphabet-soup certifications to bore you with.I also played four years of Division One baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003.

It’s NOT how you study, but what you study that counts.I apply human movement principles (or rules), validated by science, to hitting a baseball and softball.
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  1. Joe

    Joey,

    I don’t see why this is still an issue. I guess there are many more bro-scientists out there than I thought. Can’t imagine why. All those non-believers would have to do is watch guys like Ted Williams, Barry Bonds, Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Gonzalez, and the guys you have shown in your video like Trout and Betts to see the fallacy in their thinking.

    They should google “the serape effect” for an article, “The Serape Effect: A Kinesiological Model for Core Training.” It discusses the body’s natural movement as per its muscular structure of bringing the left shoulder to the right hip for right handed hitters and vice versa for left handed hitters. And, don’t forget how the myofascial covering of those core muscles add the “spring” to the movement. Could red kangaroos be wrong?

    • Joey Myers

      I know Joe, yes popular hitting “gurus” are saying this kind of stuff because it doesn’t fit with their rigid philosophies. Confirmation bias and possibly a little cognitive dissonance going on here. Apparently reality (or truth) can be manipulated and sculpted to fit our own agenda 😉