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How To Hit 120.5-mph Ball Exit Speeds Like Josh Donaldson

Amy Gill and Andrew Marden from KSEE24, a local sports news station here in Fresno, CA, put this video together of an HPL Batted Ball Distance Challenge held about a month ago. We worked primarily on testing “showing the numbers“, and the results were interesting… Twelve total hitters, ranging in ages from 8-17 years old.  Nine of them had been…

Baseball Hitting Instruction To Stop Rear Racing Elbow Bat Drag

Okay, I’ll admit it… The one hitting fault that is a bugger to fix is, Rear Racing Elbow. Unfortunately: I find that a baseball hitting instruction fix for one player with this challenge, may not work for another. Fortunately: I do see symptoms that tend to haunt specific Rear Racing Elbow bat drag hitters. Unfortunately: I also find that the same combination of…

Baseball Swing Mechanics Experiment: Squash The Bug Ineffective?

Question: Do “Squish the Bug” Baseball Swing Mechanics Depress Bat Speed? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze if the baseball swing mechanics “squishing/squashing the bug”, during the turn, increases or decreases bat speed.  The term “squishing the bug” means rotating the back foot, on the ground, during the turn.  Like you’re…

Proper Baseball Hitting Mechanics: “Hiding Hands” Zepp Experiment (featuring JD Martinez)

Boost “Top Out” Bat Speed By “Hiding The Hands”, Like JD Martinez…   Question: Does Hiding the Hands Increase Bat Speed versus NOT Hiding Them? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze if hiding the hands from the pitcher prior to stride landing boosts bat speed, over not hiding them.  Some may…

What Everyone Ought To Know About Vision & Tracking Training (Interview w/ KC from KCHitter)

This is the third in a 3-part interview series… PART-1: BackSpin Batting Tee: The Ugly Truth Interview with Taylor Gardner PART-2: Why I Ask Questions (And Maybe You Should Too) Interview with Speed Coach Lee Taft, and PART-3: – [YOU ARE HERE] Improve Your “BatterZeye” In 4-8 Weeks, Interview With KC Carswell I call KC, or Ken Carswell, the “mad scientist” when it comes…

Softball Batting Grip: “Door Knocking Knuckle” Swing Experiment

There’s Big Bat Speed in an Effective Softball Batting Grip (works for Baseball Too!) Question: Does a ‘door knocking knuckle’ batting grip increase bat and hand speed? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to see if using the “gorilla grip” or “door knocking knuckle” softball batting grip produces more bat and hand speed.  One of…

Why I Ask Questions (And Maybe You Should Too) Interview With Speed Coach Lee Taft

“Rules are for the Obedience of Fools and the Guidance of Wise Men.” – Douglas Bader This is the second in a 3-part interview series… PART-1: BackSpin Batting Tee: The Ugly Truth Interview with Taylor Gardner, PART-2: [YOU ARE HERE] Why I Ask Questions (And Maybe You Should Too) Interview with Speed Coach Lee Taft, and PART-3: Improve Your “BatterZeye” In…

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