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    Hello guys, I got a new camera and was wondering if you guys could take a look at my swing and help me out with some improvements you think I need to make. I've been hitting good so far this year(maybe luck), but there is always room for improvement so here it is.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OODfni1DngA
    I have it in regular speed than slowmotion.
    The clip was taken today and it was a double off the wall. I was off the knob with a 2-2 count.
    Last edited by tyberesk; 03-30-2008, 03:55 PM.
    Riding Revel8

  • #2
    I study the mlb swing, but I am not a paid hitting coach.
    Take this for what it is worth.

    Your swing looks pretty good to me.

    The one thing I see in this swing is the front arm straighten out alittle too early.
    Leading with the front elbow will create the power v or box at impact.

    Maybe work on one arm, lead arm drills.
    I use a pvc pipe schedule 80 pipe same length as my daughters game bat, same width, with a new bat grip and knob. That way it is the same length as her game bat but light enough to handle. I also hit tennis balls.
    Do this drill, off a tee, maintaining good posture through out your swing.



    Straightleg
    Hips go forward / Hands go back

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tyberesk View Post
      Hello guys, I got a new camera and was wondering if you guys could take a look at my swing and help me out with some improvements you think I need to make. I've been hitting good so far this year(maybe luck), but there is always room for improvement so here it is.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OODfni1DngA
      I have it in regular speed than slowmotion.
      The clip was taken today and it was a double off the wall. I was off the knob with a 2-2 count.
      Looks like you have a little bat wrap problem which creates a long swing, other than that the swing looks good.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by scootheowl View Post
        Looks like you have a little bat wrap problem which creates a long swing, other than that the swing looks good.
        thanks for the replies so far, about the bat wrap what would i have to do to correct that. Fixing it would make my swing quicker through the zone right?
        Riding Revel8

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        • #5
          Originally posted by scootheowl View Post
          Looks like you have a little bat wrap problem which creates a long swing, other than that the swing looks good.
          He might be wrapping a bit, it can be deceiving from the angle of the camera on this swing. A side view would be better to tell.

          I also think it's a good swing other than possible wrapping.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jbooth View Post
            He might be wrapping a bit, it can be deceiving from the angle of the camera on this swing. A side view would be better to tell.

            I also think it's a good swing other than possible wrapping.

            ill try to get more angles for everyone to look at....what would be the best way to fix bat wrapping?
            Last edited by tyberesk; 03-30-2008, 11:58 AM.
            Riding Revel8

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tyberesk View Post
              thanks for the replies so far, about the bat wrap what would i have to do to correct that. Fixing it would make my swing quicker through the zone right?
              Yes quicker. I fix that with leading with the front elbow for a split second before heal plant - rotation

              Lead arm, one arm drills off a teeand loading straight back verses torking the shoulders away from parrallel to the plate
              Hips go forward / Hands go back

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              • #8
                I converted your youtube video using www.catchvideo.net so that we can see frame by frame:
                http://members.cox.net/sandmanbaseball/tyberesk.mpg

                I agree w/ straightleg and would suggest that you try to keep some flex in your lead arm throughout the swing, w/ an angle closer to 90 degrees. IMO, the bat wrap is an effect of the barred lead arm, and it does create a much longer radius for your swing. I strongly suspect that, even from a true perpendicular camera angle, we'd still see your lead arm almost straight prior to the end of your stride. Keeping lead arm flex will also help keep your hands up near your armpit during your swing. You look like a pretty big kid, but even so, it looks like your hands are quite low for a pitch that's almost belt-high.




                Here's the GIF of Mauer for comparison. Notice how far into the swing he maintains the lead arm flex and the hands about halfway (vertically) between the elbows?
                Last edited by MSandman; 03-30-2008, 02:43 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MSandman View Post
                  I agree w/ straightleg and would suggest that you try to keep some flex in your lead arm throughout the swing, w/ an angle closer to 90 degrees. IMO, the bat wrap is an effect of the barred lead arm, and it does create a much longer radius for your swing. I strongly suspect that, even from a true perpendicular camera angle, we'd still see your lead arm almost straight prior to the end of your stride. Keeping lead arm flex will also help keep your hands up near your armpit during your swing. You look like a pretty big kid, but even so, it looks like your hands are quite low for a pitch that's almost belt-high.
                  Yea im 6 foot 3, but i think i understand what your trying to tell me. what im getting from this is that....my hands should be higher up so that they finish near my armpit isntead of down by my ribs...the way to do this would be to keep my lead arm from becomming straight prior to the end of the stride.
                  Riding Revel8

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                  • #10
                    TY DELETE.jpg

                    this may help
                    "He who dares to teach, must never cease to learn."
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                    • #11
                      alright and my backleg is alright...but my frontleg needs to me more straight to generate power/batspeed?
                      Riding Revel8

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tyberesk View Post
                        alright and my backleg is alright...but my frontleg needs to me more straight to generate power/batspeed?
                        It would be a good place start.
                        "He who dares to teach, must never cease to learn."
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                        • #13
                          Focusing on that will likely cause you to do it prematurely. I see some GREAT hitters with a knee bend that looks like yours. Sorry Jake but I disagree.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mark H View Post
                            Focusing on that will likely cause you to do it prematurely. I see some GREAT hitters with a knee bend that looks like yours. Sorry Jake but I disagree.
                            now im really confused with what i should be doing legwise....i understand the upper body fully. What is the difference between having a fully straight leg, and only a semi straight leg at the point of connection?
                            Riding Revel8

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                            • #15
                              OK thanks Jake you got me to go look at the clip closer. Good swing. What some are calling wrapping I'd call trapping the hands back behind the body. Fix this, let the ball come a little deeper and you might be quicker than five frames. Go on Englishbey's site and see if he'll hook you up with his anti-trapping drill if you like. Just be leery of changing too much that which is very very close to very very good.

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