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Baseball Online: Never Suffer From Bat Drag Again

Baseball Online: Ryan Bruan

Since it’s the end of 2014/beginning 2015, I wanted to do a baseball online re-cap article on my TOP-3 blog posts in 2014, based on my Google Analytic Metrics.  The top-3 were: Baseball Training Aids: Long Slow Swing Fix? (4,425 page views – 12 page views/day), Josh Donaldson: Stay CLOSED & Add Ball Exit Speed (4,250 page views – 11.5…

Adrian Beltre VIDEO: Can Driving the Ball Be This Simple?

This weekend I worked with a professional hitter Zack Esquerra, from the San Diego area, who was recently released after a couple years in the Diamondbacks organization on this very topic. In this post, We’ll go over how easy it can be to drive the ball by simply changing the position of the back leg during the Final Turn.  We’ll use Adrian Beltre’s…

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…

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