I get that but whenever a parent who doesn't really know what they are looking at puts their kid with a hitting instructor they are doing so based upon a recommendation from somebody, correct? So that risk is always there regardless of whether the claims of efficacy are made by the instructor or by a third party.Well as you know I care and have passion for the game as well.. You at least have played the game and have an understanding of what its like to be in the box and what it takes.. Others have to just take someones word and claims..
I will offer you two thoughts here Tom.Then why not call out the matching claims by TM ?
Can you tilt the frame of a Bonds swing? I'd like to see that.Change the angle of the dry swing and one can see the swing down to....
I've already stated a number of times what I don't like about his instruction (which is what I am interested in).FP26, Patter...
Put yourself in the box utilizing TM's pattern.. Is this the best position to launch the swing from to cover the whole zone ? Any parts of the zone where you may struggle and why ?
Well thanks for playing !!I've already stated a number of times what I don't like about his instruction (which is what I am interested in).
AJ has problems with the ball up..so does Trout
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AJ strikes out a lot. He struck out a lot before he worked with TM and he strikes out a lot now. You know who else struck out a lot (for his era at least)? Mickey Mantle. Some hitters strike out more than others. Maybe their mechanics have something to do with it, maybe it doesn't.
He's looks to be keeping the barrel above his hands relative to his spine angle. I think Bonds et al, let the barrel get below their hands, relative to spine angle.Change the angle of the dry swing and one can see the swing down to....
It would be cool to do an analysis of the path the bat takes and the physical forces and vectors required move the bat along that path to create the barrel speed and direction we see in an elite swing.IMO, and I have stated this a number of times on here, there is nothing wrong with longer in space. I do think longer in time (e.g. longer time to contact) is an issue.
In most swings the hands will go down some, right
and in all swings the barrel is accelerated downward initially.
Now the question is are the hands only actively moving down to the ball (which is what the pros show and which most hands to ball demos look like) or being pulled by the core or a combination of both along with the question of whether the torque applied to the handle (which is causing the barrel to be down to and up through) is a reaction (to the pulling core) or a combination of reaction and active (the "snap it" mentality).
I saw it on twitter a while back and then just searched for it the other day.