The example you posted is indeed very short,
and Kendrick is a great hitter...
But his swing DOES rely more on his timing being ON,
than a Hitter that TTB more early in the swing, and can get the bat on plane earlier, which allows them to "let the ball get deeper".
You see TTB guys making good, hard contact even with their body.
Kendrick swing forces him to make contact further out more even with front foot.
I'm not necessarily saying one is better than the other,
but TTB DOES seems to produce a bat path that is in a hitting plane longer....
Which is what a lot os posts in this threat tout as an advantage
Been there done that. Once you get to a higher level. Offspeed and hard inside heat are gonna destroy your ‘deep’ contact point. The release of the bat should be adjustable... just like your body positioning. That’s how you get to different pitches. If not your a guess hitter at best when you get to the upper levels. There never is a full confidence in what your swing is.. Ever had doubts while playing sports? How does that usually work out?
When my DD used TTB she hit great... in HS. Travel season came around, she did fine. When natls came. She couldn’t touch the ball. Change ups and guessing killed her confidence and ability to adjust. These pitchers were the same she would be facing in college. I knew then, a change was needed.
You have been mislead sir. If hitting were that easy, EVERYONE would TTB. The only time the barrel is level or close to level with the hands early is on an outside pitch. Because the release is earlier. But in reality is it really on plane? Not really. Think of the horizontal plane. The release should be adjustable north south, east and west. TTB is not adjustable at all. North south release at the same point in the swing no matter the pitch.
Don’t believe me. check your ‘deep’ contacts points with what the best do. Does it match? There is your answer.