Your question is irrelevant regardless of what your approach/theories towards hitting are. Ferris wheel/TTB/down to..etc all require the hitter to adjust lateral tilt in varying degrees depending on pitch height. The barrel is relative to how the hitter tilts which is relative to pitch height. Of course there are times when a hitter is fooled and this alignment is not perfect. Imagine in your stills above you take the hitter and level his shoulders so they are parallel to the ground, what happens to the barrel in relation to the hands?So if the hands move down then the barrel will drag behind. Simple physics. Then why are there so many pics with pros before or at contact with the the barrel below their hands? Even the guys who say they hit down, chop down on the ball.
All these pics are in series showing the barrel ascending to the ball.
You are not looking at the big picture Bobby... you are still stuck on Pujois's demo and not implementing his "down to" movement into the entire swing process. In his demo, Pujois is flat footed, not in a FYB position, not involving the core, legs etc etc.