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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…

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 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)……

How To Crush Like Sierra Romero & Aaron Judge (Swing Analysis Comparison)

Your Typical Hitting Coach Doesn’t Want You To Watch This Sierra Romero & Aaron Judge Hitting Analysis Swing Comparison Let me be up front with you in this post… Some hitting coaches still think the baseball and softball swing are drastically different. I disagree…Big League. Human movement is human movement.  Sure there are undeniable anatomical differences in body type between males…

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