Hitting Performance Lab

Search Menu
the catapult loading system
the science of sticky coaching
the ugly truth about hitting ground balls

Category Archive: Barrel Plane

Derek Jeter VIDEO: These Exercises Accelerate Swing Efficiency

Derek Jeter: Exercises Proven To Increase Batted Ball Distance I was recently introduced to Danilo Collins (pronounced Duh-nee-lo).  A 16-year-old baseball player in Florida.  Over email, he sent impact and follow through pictures (and video) of his swing, saying: “Hey Joey, I have had this exact problem ever since I started filming my swing. During my final turn, at or near contact I…

Baseball Training Aids: Long Slow Swing Fix?

Baseball Training Aids Review: The Speed Hitter It’s featured advertising on MLBNetwork.  Derek Shelton, the Tampa Bay Rays hitting coach, is the spokesperson in the video ad (CLICK HERE to see video). Go to the SpeedHitter website, and you’ll see endorsements from: CC Sabathia (son uses), Aaron Boone (son uses), Kerry Wood (son uses), and David Segui. I’ve also seen…

Baseball Hitting Case Study: Why This Won’t Work…

Baseball Hitting Case Study: Cole Watts – 17-years-old Cole’s dad Matt contacted me about setting up two in-person 45-minute lessons with a break between.  They were coming from the Bay Area, which is about a 2.5 hours drive from me.  Cole  had been getting instruction from a Mike Epstein certified instructor, and they both have been following my video blog….

Adam Jones VIDEO: High K%? Do These 2 Things…

Adam Jones: TWO Actionable Tactics To Decrease Strikeouts I wanted to compare two hitters who have reversed walk and strikeout percentages.  Adam Jones and Victor Martinez.  Can efficient OR inefficient mechanics have an effect on a hitter’s strikeout rate?  In this post we’ll: Compare & contrast key offensive statistics, Actionable tactic #1: how low can you go? Actionable tactic #2:…

Michael Brantley VIDEO: How-To BOOST BABIP?

Michael Brantley: NEVER Worry About Batting Average Again Last week, I received a question from Brian Petrick that birthed this post: “What do mlb players need to do to hit for a higher avg consistently and cut down on k’s. Not many .300 plus hitters today.” I have to thank my Sabermetrics friends at RockiesZingers.com – namely Richard Bergstrom – for…

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….

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…

Chris Davis Video: “Power Move”

Does Chris Davis Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #4 (of 4)… The last installment to the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, looks at the swing of 2013 MLB home-run leader Chris Davis. “Being short to the ball” is disastrous to repeatable power.  We can be ‘compact’, but ‘swinging down on the ball’ in order to be ‘short to the ball’ is NOT what…

Latest tweet

upper-left-arrow

FREE Webinar: "How To Train
12u Hitters. Weighing Around
100-Lbs, To Frequently Hit The Ball
300 Feet"