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Accelerate Barrel Rearward Like Mike Trout

Don’t Teach Rearward Barrel Acceleration Without Understanding Pitch Depth First   There are a few “gurus” out there promoting a rearward barrel acceleration, which I agree with.  However, in teaching young hitters the concept over the past few years, with no disregard for pitch depth, some of my most clean hitters – mechanically – were having challenges getting to the…

Joey Votto: Why Coaches SHOULD NOT Be Obsessed With Launch Angles

I’ve Lied To You for A Couple Years Now…Joey Votto On His 2018 Approach   The Josh Donaldson interview last year was awesome, but I think THIS interview with Joey Votto may be better.  It doesn’t have the same let-the-beast-out-of-cage feeling that Donaldson contributed, but I feel Votto gives us more of a glimpse into the true art of hitting.  What…

The Sooner You Know ‘Swinging Down’ Is A Disaster The Better

How To Use Knowledge To Help Hitters Reach Their Full Potential This is bad| https://t.co/dDmbYt1OZt pic.twitter.com/BRld6yav7i — Sean T. Plouffe ➪ ⚾️ (@airplouffe86) October 2, 2017 (Before getting into this post, I have to pre-frame it with the fact that cuing a hitter to ‘swing down’, ‘keep barrel above hands’, and ‘get on top’ can be helpful for hitters whose…

Here Is A Method That is Helping Rhys Hoskins Give Salivating Pitchers Nightmares

Leg Kicks May Be Dangerous To Pitchers (And Hitters That Don’t Perfect Them)… Before I get into the Rhys Hoskins swing breakdown video featuring Mark DeRosa & Cliff Floyd above… I wanted to give you a heads up of what’s in this post: Lesson learned from my school of hard knocks, How to fix striking out every at-bat in tournament,…

How 175-LB 15yo Is Consistently Hitting The Ball 400-FT With…BBCOR & Wood

Discover The Back Foot Variance Drill Secret I wanted to share a couple things in this post… An updated video of the Back Foot Variance Drill, and A testimonial from one of my online lesson dads from Tennessee (I’m in California!).   Back Foot Variance Drill UPDATED Since putting this drill together a few years ago, I’ve improved on it…

How To “Stay On Ball Longer” & “See It Better” Like Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton: Closed Stance

STOP Pulling Off The Ball, Increase Batting Average, and Boost Power By Using The Closed Stance? I know, I know, Some well meaning coaches will think, “Well, a closed stance cuts off a hitter’s vision, and/or restricts hip movement”… I get it.  I used to believe the same thing a couple years ago, …But what I found in my research…

Cody Bellinger Hitting Analysis Reveals Ways To Consistently “Hulk Smash” The Ball

Cody Bellinger Swing Dissection: How To Get “What’s Real” Out Of “What’s Feel”  Thome on Bellinger – MLB Tonight “His hands are absolutely electric.” – Jim Thome on Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Cody Bellinger Posted by MLB Network on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 I have a treat for you (and it involves the swing of hot hitting rookie sensation Cody Bellinger)……

Part-3: How To Develop Powerful Wrist Snap Like Hank Aaron (Is Devastating Against Pitchers)

Where A Higher Batting Average Can Be Cultivated AND How To Get It (An Over-The-Shoulder Look)… Part 1 – Dramatically Cut Your Hitter’s Learning Curve In Half By Doing This…  Part 2 – Dramatically Reduce Time To Impact Without Losing Power Part 3 – [You Are Here] How To Develop Powerful Wrist Snap Like Hank Aaron (Is Devastating For Pitchers) Here’s Part-3 –…

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