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  • #76
    Originally posted by Kevin G View Post

    Absolutely correct.

    Mud, you’ve seen over the years I don’t keep clarifying and explaining very long or deeply. It used to get too contentious.

    To clarify. He can’t really swing exactly like Bonds, nor are we trying to right now, and may not ever. But when you do try to exactly imitate, I learn things.

    The Bellinger comp is a perfect one.

    Although both Bellinger and Kevin use more momentum than Bonds to propel the barrel, it seems to me that the hands/barrel motion of Kevin is similar to Bonds rather than Bellinger. IMHO, Bonds/Kevin's hands have a higher degree of freedom to guide the barrel than Bellinger's. The images show that Bellinger's hands stay quite closer to his body (rotate with his body?) and the barrel run away from his body early.

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    • #77
      I'm not the biggest fan of Bellingers swing, he is pretty much all pull. However he has a super fast bat. He is a bit like bautista in that regard. Has some holes in the zone but is selective and if you make a mistake he destroys it. If you execute 3 pitches you can get them out but their good eye means that one perfect pitch is not enough to get it done and usually they get at least a second shot at a strike.

      Ideally I would prefer a guy like miggy who can handle it anywhere in the zone but then again bautista had a fantastic career and Bellinger might have a similar one if he keeps it up.
      I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Baseball 100 View Post
        Kevin - is your son a natural lefty? My kid bats left/throws right. I've noticed there is a very slight difference in natural lefty hitters like Bellinger, Cargo, AGon. They have more easy, natural power. I simply don't know if a BL/TR has enough arm/wrist strength to drive the ball without rotational hitting. Sure if he looks like Bryce Harper or Chris Davis maybe. But if your kid is a BL/TR then that's impressive because in that oppo HR clip, he clearly drives the ball with his hands.
        This is another fascinating topic. He throws right bats left. Same as Ted Williams. But interestingly Williams thought he would have had more power if he was all lefty like Ruth.

        Yes, the oppo hands only is a definitive clip, and my favorite.
        email kevin@hofhitting.com

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        • #79
          Originally posted by JackWhack View Post

          Although both Bellinger and Kevin use more momentum than Bonds to propel the barrel, it seems to me that the hands/barrel motion of Kevin is similar to Bonds rather than Bellinger. IMHO, Bonds/Kevin's hands have a higher degree of freedom to guide the barrel than Bellinger's. The images show that Bellinger's hands stay quite closer to his body (rotate with his body?) and the barrel run away from his body early.
          Good analysis.

          Im not a big fan of Bellinger’s total package, but he has good barrel whip...

          Kevin has been taught barrel whip, but I would like it to be part of a better overall swing than CB.

          The guy guy who is Kevin’s best comp right now is Greg Bird of Yankees. Very similar.
          And, Interestingly, Bird looks to have really improved his mechanics from his HS senior PG showcase.
          email kevin@hofhitting.com

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Nib View Post
            I will go on record to say I have learned an immense amount from Kevin. I am still digesting it and implementing it. Thanks!
            What have you learned??
            "Thank you for repeating your opinion again for the umpteenth time, we had almost forgotten how important it is....to you. "

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            • #81
              I hope he’s learned that if he asks me something about his kid or a kid that he coaches, he’ll get the best answer/analysis available. Not that I’m in that business yet.

              email kevin@hofhitting.com

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Kevin G View Post
                I hope he’s learned that if he asks me something about his kid or a kid that he coaches, he’ll get the best answer/analysis available. Not that I’m in that business yet.
                Hard to argue against that point!

                I think you can get a pretty good sense of it by reading through his old posts here.

                We had some roadblocks to overcome last season that threw us off the path. I am thankful our lives are on a better trajectory than last year so we can work that direction.
                Last edited by Nib; 11-13-2017, 07:37 PM.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Kevin G View Post
                  I hope he’s learned that if he asks me something about his kid or a kid that he coaches, he’ll get the best answer/analysis available. Not that I’m in that business yet.
                  Again, coy and mysterious. Chase-like.
                  "Thank you for repeating your opinion again for the umpteenth time, we had almost forgotten how important it is....to you. "

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by omg View Post

                    Again, coy and mysterious. Chase-like.
                    Yep, coy and mysterious as a guy can be who walks in and says kids are being hurt by the outrageous lack of respect for the fragility of their development. And not just young hitters. I have had a front row seat to sickening fraudulent instruction gobbled up by the all too gullible and needy athletes. This stuff is hard and hitters and parents are looking for answers. Easy targets.

                    I will prove my expertise before I go to market.

                    THAT IS A NOVEL CONCEPT

                    At 4,600 pieces of advice meted out by you, there will no doubt be hundreds of posters come in and thank you for all they have learned from you.

                    I’ll step aside and let that play out....
                    It should take quite awhile....
                    email kevin@hofhitting.com

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Kevin G View Post

                      ...At 4,600 pieces of advice meted out by you, there will no doubt be hundreds of posters come in and thank you for all they have learned from you...
                      Doesn't take much to get folks to swallow the kool-aid. See Jones, Reverend JIm and Jonestown.
                      "Thank you for repeating your opinion again for the umpteenth time, we had almost forgotten how important it is....to you. "

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                      • #86
                        I gotta call this like I see it.

                        Yes, on the one hand the Kevins have put in a ton of work, have a good working knowledge of the baseball swing, and have been blessed with exceptional work ethic, eye-hand coordination, and hand speed.

                        No, Kevin Sr. is not on to anything different or earth shattering. He's basically a blend of Lonzo Ball's dad and Chris O'Leary. I say that with affection.
                        "Thank you for repeating your opinion again for the umpteenth time, we had almost forgotten how important it is....to you. "

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by omg View Post
                          No, Kevin Sr. is not on to anything different or earth shattering. He's basically a blend of Lonzo Ball's dad and Chris O'Leary. I say that with affection.
                          Not even close...

                          I don't understand half of what KG says (that's on me, because I'm a dope), but he's not a braggart at all...

                          I don't like my balls to smell like pickles.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Bolts-Baseball View Post

                            Not even close...

                            I don't understand half of what KG says (that's on me, because I'm a dope), but he's not a braggart at all...
                            He seems like an okay guy, I've pm'd with him before. Gotta respect a scratch golfer. But there is no real there there. He's got anger, determination, and dedication- great traits to pass on to his son. Good thing Jr. can hit.
                            "Thank you for repeating your opinion again for the umpteenth time, we had almost forgotten how important it is....to you. "

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                            • #89
                              Kevin G do you believe in an active lead foot planting (like stomping down) to get a faster breaking force. Or more in a soft and smooth Landing of the foot?
                              I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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                              • #90
                                Sunday I took my 2020 to the cages and they have a Hit Trax machine. We put a tee in there and got exit velos off the tee...his max was 85 mph....the weird thing is he'd crush a line drive, and itd be like 78-80...he hit a few ground balls and one was 84, etc...I question the accuracy sometimes. He's 6'2" 185 lbs and I think/know there are smaller guys with better exit velo off the tee...

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