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How does Stanton do it?

Apr 20, 2018
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His swing does not look like a HL, elite or whatever (you choose the adjective) swing advocated by many. He doesn't squish the bug, twist the bug or spin the bug. He shifts (weight) laterally then swings to complete shift (not the swing is the shift). He uses both legs (two legged momentum swing). He doesn't fall off the bar stool or over the falls. Doesn't have much tip and rip activity. Kinda has the barrel pre turned. He swings relatively level when compared to and Ferris wheel teach. How does he do it? He just broke mlb exit velocity record with a substandard, less than optimal swing.


I have asked this question before and nobody seems to want to answer or guess at it but I will try again. What % of mlb players are two legged hitters? Even when looking at the league leaders in both average and HRs they would have less than optimal swings according to some. Does that make any sense to anybody?


And besides that, this is a fastpitch forum.
 
May 24, 2013
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How does he create such high exit velocity? He's a very, large, powerful, and talented athlete who has found a technique that works well for him to generate ridiculous power.

Stanton has what some people describe as a "fly off the merry-go-round swing". The "flaw" in this swing is adjustability, which can lead to an increased strike out rate. Stanton's high strikeout numbers every season seem to support that.
 
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Jun 17, 2009
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His swing does not look like a HL, elite or whatever (you choose the adjective) swing advocated by many. He doesn't squish the bug, twist the bug or spin the bug. He shifts (weight) laterally then swings to complete shift (not the swing is the shift). He uses both legs (two legged momentum swing). He doesn't fall off the bar stool or over the falls. Doesn't have much tip and rip activity. Kinda has the barrel pre turned. He swings relatively level when compared to and Ferris wheel teach. How does he do it? He just broke mlb exit velocity record with a substandard, less than optimal swing.


I have asked this question before and nobody seems to want to answer or guess at it but I will try again. What % of mlb players are two legged hitters? Even when looking at the league leaders in both average and HRs they would have less than optimal swings according to some. Does that make any sense to anybody?


And besides that, this is a fastpitch forum.
Please put up an swing example.
 

Cannonball

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Feb 25, 2009
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RH, obviously, I am not a guru. IMO, it is part athletic ability and mostly those who understand how to use their core. When coaching my daughter or any other hitters, I want them to "control the middle." If done properly as I teach it the hitters will create a sense of balance. They will feel tension on the inside thigh of that back let as they load and unload. They will feel resistance on the back side. Their back hip will straighten their front knee. As you might know, I use Albert's swings from when he was in St. Louis as my model and I used that for my daughter. Finally, imo, if a hitter can control the middle, they can check their swing effectively. They have a swing that is adjustable so they don't strike out as much. They find a nice balance between power and hitting for average. Again, I'm not an expert so take anything I say with a grain of salt.
 

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