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  1. J

    Emma Progression

    This is not Emma but my 7 year old son. Just thought I would share. Skip ahead to :38
  2. J

    Like this swing too

    It is not the front toe that matters. It is the front heel. Really don't understand how you are getting your conclusion from this video.
  3. J

    Dante Bichette

    Ok then make a video of yourself. That is what I did. I made a video of myself proving that I could swing down to and down through. I thought I was so clever. Then I watched the video. To swing down to and down through I had to have upright posture and no turn. I then took the down to...
  4. J

    Dante Bichette

    The whole go by the math can also bite you bad. The Braves had game 4 against the Cards last year. Pulled a pitcher who was doing great (Tomlin) just due to pitch count \ math reasons. Next guy up blows it. I really believe if the Braves would have left him in they would have won. What math...
  5. J

    Collapsing backside only on live pitching

    It is not the back side, it is the front side that is not right. A quick help is to try to tell her to straighten her front knee when she swings and as she follows through she should be able to lift her front toes off the ground. If she can't lift her front toes then her weight (instead on...
  6. J

    Dante Bichette

    SMH, your right, he got boo'd, WTF does he know about baseball.
  7. J

    Dante Bichette

    It is not my theory, it is what ARod says. 4:31
  8. J

    Dante Bichette

    Do you think Tony Gwynn was thinking do damage every time? Is he one of your exceptions? I have played a lot of ball. When I went up to do damage, I didn't do well, when I went up to hit a base hit, I often hit a HR. Once again I love Josh Donaldson, but do damage Josh or Tony Gwynn and...
  9. J

    Dante Bichette

    Bobby, One player planes "turns". the barrel real early in the launch with the hands. Then turns into the pitch. Their path is set early and once the turn starts they are committed to that path. Second player doesn't plane the pitch until their hands have crossed the COM. The player still...
  10. J

    Dante Bichette

    No it is different. It is clear to DeRosa the difference. That is why he asked Donaldson "so you are up there guessing a lot?". If you plane early with the hands you are committing early. If you commit early and guess right, BAM get out of here. However, if you have to adjust as the...
  11. J

    Dante Bichette

    I get what you are saying. And you have a bit of the "well the good players kinda just figure this out" in you. However, kids just don't play ball all day and all night forever and ever. The days of the sandlot are gone for most, unless you live in the DR. So we need to be very accurate...
  12. J

    Dante Bichette

    Something interesting: I teach TTB to plane for players 10, 11 and under. Down to will not work until you have sufficient core strength. I have found that once the core strength stats entering is that the down to approach is the best way to create the most optimal bat path. Love the no...
  13. J

    Dante Bichette

    The funny thing with this debate to simplify it you have 3 camps IMO: Down to: Bonds, ARod, Pujols, Trout. Softball: Romero, Chamberlain TTB to plane: Tewks: Donaldson, BlueJays, DiCarla TM: TTB for instant bat speed. Judge All 3 will work. I love me some Donaldson, one of my...
  14. J

    Dante Bichette

    I was specifically referencing what the guy was demoing at 1:42. So are you saying this is how Trout swings? How do you have a loop if the bat is close to your torso? Really? Drop you hands that is how. This is classic drop your hands, if you teach this, good luck my friend. DBSF to...
  15. J

    Dante Bichette

    Interesting, If youth hitters try what he is showing at 1:42 they will have a massive loop never touch anything up in the zone. Then he says if you don't completely collapse your back side, and then it looks great. Looks like a Trout swing haha. Well because it is not collapsing of the...
  16. J

    Who said you have to move forward?

    Here is the thing, there are a bunch of players that do different things. To a HIGH level. However, there are the ones that separate themselves from the bunch of the really, really good players. The best of the best. Be careful in looking at a pretty good players and saying "look there"...
  17. J

    Pure barrels or cut!

    Exactly. And you have no loop.
  18. J

    Pure barrels or cut!

    Really based on that diagram an argument can be made that "the level stroke" is more appropriate for softball due to the flatter pitch path. I am not saying that is the case but..... if you flatten the incoming pitch to match softball... you tell me?
  19. J

    Pure barrels or cut!

    Sorry but I find the little foot note super funny. Did you catch it? Hint *( ahahaha.

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