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    Im watching a dvrd OK-Baylor game- syd Romero appears to incorporate the downward swing favored in slow pitch. Is that just me ? Even the slo mo at commercial breaks she looks like she makes contact on the downswing. Shes hitting well this season Im wondering if shed be hitting better if she was plane-matching

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    When I watched this a couple of months ago I muted it and only looked at the video . Also it is BP so take it for what its worth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by obbay View Post
    Im watching a dvrd OK-Baylor game- syd Romero appears to incorporate the downward swing favored in slow pitch. Is that just me ? Even the slo mo at commercial breaks she looks like she makes contact on the downswing. Shes hitting well this season Im wondering if shed be hitting better if she was plane-matching
    Personally I believe the notion of trying to get on plane early is flawed.

    Yeager: The better the hitter, the later they wait to get on plane.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    Personally I believe the notion of trying to get on plane early is flawed.

    Yeager: The better the hitter, the later they wait to get on plane.

    The hitter gets on plane early with the barrel arcing backwards.

    My question of what is a short swing.

    It is nothing like Yeager is showing,
    "It is hard to fill a cup that is already full"

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    Personally I believe the notion of trying to get on plane early is flawed..
    My point was that she didn't get on plane at all. She chopped down on the ball, resulting in a pop fly that carried over the fence.
    Later on, Nicole Pendley drove one well over the fence that was gone from the git-go.
    While not a big kid, I think Syd falls into that category of player who is just so damn good, her actual mechanics often don't matter.

    Romero is at the beginning of the attached video, Pendley starts at 0:44

    https://youtu.be/qjCTaU6xE-s
    Last edited by obbay; 04-16-2018 at 09:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obbay View Post
    My point was that she didn't get on plane at all. She chopped down on the ball, resulting in a pop fly that carried over the fence.
    Later on, Nicole Pendley drove one well over the fence that was gone from the git-go.
    While not a big kid, I think Syd falls into that category of player who is just so damn good, her actual mechanics often don't matter.

    Romero is at the beginning of the attached video, Pendley starts at 0:44

    https://youtu.be/qjCTaU6xE-s
    She hit the ball so technically she was on plane at least for that one instance in time . Here is a still right before contact:
    Screenshot from 2018-04-16 08-43-46.jpg

    Her swing is certainly not perfect but she can hit. The game I went to this year she fouled off about 5 or 6 pitches on the outside corner with 2 strikes
    before ripping a double in the LF/CF gap.. You can tell she was just trying to fight them off..kind of reminded
    me of what Wade Boggs used to do.
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    P- good job capturing that frame. Are you in town to run today? Beautiful weather for it. I'm thinking "on plane" means bat and ball are in same plane in opposing directions. Her bat path was more like a slap (down) that missed.
    Also- I am not trying to imply that she is anything less than great! She is one of those players that I love to see at bat because I know it's going to be interesting!
    When I started this thread, I didn't know if this was how she always swings or if it was the exception. I'm thinking this is how she does it. I've seen some aspects of Lauren Chamberains swing that I would discourage, but it works for her!( good thing I wasn't her coach when she was little, might've ruined her career!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by obbay View Post
    P- good job capturing that frame. Are you in town to run today? Beautiful weather for it. I'm thinking "on plane" means bat and ball are in same plane in opposing directions. Her bat path was more like a slap (down) that missed.
    Also- I am not trying to imply that she is anything less than great! She is one of those players that I love to see at bat because I know it's going to be interesting!
    When I started this thread, I didn't know if this was how she always swings or if it was the exception. I'm thinking this is how she does it. I've seen some aspects of Lauren Chamberains swing that I would discourage, but it works for her!( good thing I wasn't her coach when she was little, might've ruined her career!)
    Nah, no marathon for me. If I tried to run a marathon...well it wouldn't end well!!

    Right on plane means ball and bat are traveling tangential to the same 2D surface(plane). However at contact by definition bat is on plane since bat and ball occupy the same point in space. I guess the question is do you want to be "on plane" for as long as possible or not. According to Yeager's quote he says no. Maybe FFS can expand upon Yeager's reasoning. Others say yes as this allows one to not need to time a swing perfectly and still make good contact.

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    .She and her sister have amazing fundamentals. Really good technical models
    She and her sister have different fundamentals. None the less hey are both excellent players. I believe they are both at a level beyond where fundamentals are required for success. I believe they can make a mistake and compensate for it in such a way that no one ever sees the "mistake". Really in the top 1% of the top 1%

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    Quote Originally Posted by obbay View Post
    She and her sister have different fundamentals. None the less hey are both excellent players. I believe they are both at a level beyond where fundamentals are key for success. I believe they can make a mistake and compensate for it in such a way that no one ever sees the "mistake". Really in the top 1% of the top 1%
    Their brother is a supposedly a really good baseball player (14U I think) so yes good genetics helps

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