Analyze swing please
Yesterday we did some live hitting of our pitchers in the cage. We made some vids of my swings.
swing 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j12FXokTCUA fastball insinde
swing 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR3uzk1qOnA fastball outside
swing 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrdgLXdRH1A swing and a miss on a high fastball inside
swing 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7P_5gArgaQ fastball outside
swing 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQXb35cKbeU fastball outside
swing 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z33lQY3m5XY foul ball on a high inside fastball
Please tell me what you see...
A lot of the time I get under pitches and fly balls. I also have some trouble hitting pitches low on the outside.
I'm 20 years old and play in a dutch amateur wooden bat leauge.
Tell your catcher to move up a foot or two. He's going to cost your pitcher a lot of strikes. He'll also have to deal with a lot of balls in the dirt that should have been caught in the air. His glove should be as close as the back elbow of the hitters's stance. A person could walk between your catcher and the hitter.
What I see
Here are the things you need to work on:
you look stuff and too upright in your stance and swing
as you stride you should be cocking your hips and you aren't, instead your swing has started, you need more stretch, timing is off
your shoulders do too much, you need some tilt on front arm so your front arm juts up some to prevent shoulders taking over
your front foot opens up too soon in your swing once you land, this also causes your hips to open too soon
Your swing looks very tense and stiff...
If you just move your hands closer to your body and relax your arms, you'll stay inside the ball more...
Thanks a lot for the advice. What kind of drills can I do to work on these things?
Originally Posted by CoachW
Your hands don't load back as your lead foot moves forward in your load and then when your swing starts you go almost immediately into bat drag, i.e. back elbow comes in front of your hands.
You don't cock your hips and you have no seperation between your hips and shoulders, should be hips - then shoulders.
The most noticable thing is that your timing is a little off. Front foot gets out a little early and your upper-body is playing catch up. This pulls your shoulder open and you lose the power from your hips and causes too much top hand. Your head comes off the ball as well. You have a nice high finish and get pretty good hip rotation so with a little fine tuning you could have a nice powerful stroke. Try widening your stance a little and bringing your hands in. Try some one arm drills where you only swing with your lead arm and focus on staying behind the ball.