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Buster Posey VIDEO: Not ALL In The Hips? [Experiment]

Buster Posey: ADD 6-mph To Bat Speed Using The Shoulders Question: Is Increased Bat Speed ALL in the Hips? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze whether Buster Posey’s hips OR spinal mechanics is what increases bat speed. Background Research Most elite hitting instructors, pros, and Hall of Famers think it’s ALL…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Josh Donaldson: Stay Closed & ADD Bat & Ball Exit Speed

“Staying Closed” for Fastpitch Softball & Baseball (NOT What You Think)… In this article, we’ll compare the swings of Oakland Athletic’s (now Blue Jays) Josh Donaldson and Toronto Blue Jay’s Jose Bautista (aka Joey Bats).  In the video, we’ll discuss: Donaldson v. Bautista metrics, What “staying closed” means to spine engine mechanics, and Where Josh Donaldson might be leaking force at impact….

Adrian Gonzalez: Power Secret You Are Missing?

Does Adrian Gonzalez Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #2 (of 4)… In the second installment to the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, starring Adrian Gonzalez, we discuss why “walking away from the hands” doesn’t make sense.  A-Gon is a bigger hitter (*6’2″, 225lbs) who uses human movement science correctly to generate explosive rotational power. *(According to Baseball-Reference.com)…

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