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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…

Youth Baseball ALERT: Hitting Fix for Bat Drag

#1 Youth Baseball Swing Fix To Deflating Bat Speed Awhile back I posted the following to my Hitting Performance Lab Facebook fan-page (CLICK HERE if you haven’t “Liked” my fan-page yet…new content daily): This video blog post will target one of the worst youth baseball swing offenders to deflating bat speed…bat drag.  In this article, we’re going over: What is…

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:…

Hanley Ramirez VIDEO: How-To Crush A Curveball

Hanley Ramirez Hitting a Curveball Do’s & Don’ts This post will clarify why the “Snapping Towel” concept is far superior than a hitter who “Sits Back.”  An efficient swing uses the Un-Weighting Principal, or Forward Momentum.  Basically, it’s a hitter getting a “head start”, and making an aggressive move towards the pitcher. CLICK HERE to watch the Troy Tulowitzki Experiment…

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…

Corey Dickerson VIDEO: #1 Most Critical Hitting Position

Corey Dickerson: 3 Human Movement Laws That Dominate I wanted to analyze a young lefty slugging Colorado Rockies outfielder by the name of Corey Dickerson.  Standing and weighing in at 6-foot, 1 inch, and 205 pounds, Dickerson isn’t a big guy by today’s standards.  And comparing key offensive indicators (photo on right), puts him in decent company… FanGraphs.com says this about OPS…

Bryce Harper VIDEO: Missing Repeatable Power?

What Can Bryce Harper Learn From Mike Trout? (PLEASE NOTE: this video post was done in 2014, before Bryce Harper won the NL MVP in 2015. At the end of the post I give an UPDATE) This article explains why Mike Trout will repeatedly out-slug Bryce Harper mechanically, unless Bam-Bam adds efficiency to his swing. I picked this match-up because…

Edwin Encarnacion Video: How-To “Blocking” Guide

Edwin Encarnacion: Awaken the Sleeping Giant Within I recently worked with Christopher Solis one-on-one, from Pasadena, CA.  He just signed with the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota this Fall to play for the Cougars division-two baseball team.  He’s in his third year of eligibility, and found me after watching a video I did analyzing Lou Gehrig’s swing. We talked about…

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