Yes, I have game footage of hitters looking to make what appears to be perfect contact, yet directing the ball almost directly down into the ground.
Originally Posted by Chris O'Leary
Let me try this another way. We teach pitchers three important aspects of the pitch ... "location", "spin" and "speed". What is a hitter doing when they roll their wrists ... they are in a sense putting "spin" on the bat barrel. In a sense, they are helping the pitcher out.
Okay ... that was a bad analogy. Bottom-line ... premature wrist rollover is a big deal ... and IMO you want to build hitting mechanics that are void of this issue.