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Tony Gwynn Hitting Video, It’s Never Too Late!

Tony Gwynn: Don’t Let This Happen Baseball lost one of the hardest working hitters EVER. In this video blog, I want to answer the question of why Tony Gwynn couldn’t hit for repeatable power. I’m keying in on a two interesting points mentioned in an article at Deadspin.com, “How Tony Gwynn Cracked Baseball’s Code And Became A Legend“, after his passing. We’ll talk…

Paul Goldschmidt VIDEO: Bleeding Barrel – A Power Killer?

Paul Goldschmidt: Can a Bleeding Barrel Kill Hitting Potential? In this video, we’ll look at 2013 National League MVP runner up Paul Goldschmidt’s swing and relate it to one of my younger hitters.  We’ll talk about: What is a bleeding barrel (1-week before & after case study), The “Goldy” standard, and How-to fix a bleeding barrel at home.   What…

Baseball Lessons VIDEO: Better Mechanics, More Drive

Online Baseball Lessons: Dead Simple Plan I Used To Help Aidan in Illinois… …when I’m in California!! Aidan B. (15 yo) signed up for online baseball lessons back in the middle of April 2014 when I opened The Feedback Lab.  What is The Feedback Lab? It’s the #1 strategy to repeatable power. It’s clear focused step-by-step video feedback & accountability in less than 48-hours….

Shin Soo Choo VIDEO: Can Front Arm KILL Bat Speed?

Shin Soo Choo Missing Power? Shin Soo Choo is well-above average when it comes to On-Base Percentage, .389 over a ten-year span. He also averages 37 doubles per season over the same career span.  However, his 162-game average for home-runs is ONLY 19. Keep in mind that Shin Soo Choo is 5’11”, 205 lbs. (all stats are according to Baseball-Reference.com).  Let’s…

George Springer: Can Gravity BOOST Power?

Could the Forces of Gravity be the Key to Unlock Power? In this video, we’re comparing two athletes from two different sports, rookie outfielder George Springer of the Houston Astros and world record holding Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.  We’ll look at how gravity can affect energy transfer forces in human movement, and discuss: How-to transfer energy? How George Springer & Usain…

Brandon Moss REVEALS Slow Pitcher Timing Secret

Brandon Moss Analysis Shows Timing Adjustment Must Be Made… This Brandon Moss analysis comes from a conversation I had with Coach Justin Karr and his 12-U Bakersfield Sliders Black team.  Thanks Coach Karr, I hope this helps your troops! I want to compare what Brandon Moss does differently hitting a slower pitcher, like knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays, to…

Josh Donaldson: Stay Closed & ADD Bat & Ball Exit Speed

“Staying Closed” for Fastpitch Softball & Baseball (NOT What You Think)… In this article, we’ll compare the swings of Oakland Athletic’s (now Blue Jays) Josh Donaldson and Toronto Blue Jay’s Jose Bautista (aka Joey Bats).  In the video, we’ll discuss: Donaldson v. Bautista metrics, What “staying closed” means to spine engine mechanics, and Where Josh Donaldson might be leaking force at impact….

Carlos Gonzalez Killer Power Strategy Video

Carlos Gonzalez: A Killer MLB Power Strategy You Can Use Too… I’m comparing two Colorado Rockies hitters, Carlos Gonzalez (aka Car-Go) and Nolan Arenado (2014 franchise record 28-game hit streak).  What repeatable power advantage does a guy like Car-Go have that Arenado may not?  Is it height?  Weight? Neither.  Look how similar Car-Go and Arenado are physically (resource: Baseball-Reference.com): Carlos Gonzalez…

Troy Tulowitzki VIDEO: Stride Killing Bat Speed?

Troy Tulowitzki Stride Length Experiment Question: Does Stride Length Kill Bat Speed? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze whether Troy Tulowitzki’s longer stride increases or decreases bat speed.  Not just a longer stride, but I want to see the torso moving forward as well. Background Research Troy Tulowitzki had a wider…

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