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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…

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….

Coaching Baseball VIDEO: Why We’re Failing

How-To Make Changes & Get Results Faster Coaching Baseball This article will highlight one of the scientific principles of successful learning, according to Peter C. Brown’s book Make It Stick.  FYI, this will work for coaching softball as well. In my research, I’ve uncovered THREE ingredients to coaching baseball: Study and apply scientifically proven human movement rules, Use sticky coaching strategies…

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…

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