The Moneyball of Swing Mechanics
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Traditional coaching will never produce world class baseball swing mechanics. To maximize our own abilities, we have to recognize and execute the movements of the greatest hitters ever.
The Greatest Hitters Did Some Things Right
Watch the bat path. These hitters are the blue print.
The greatest hitters of all time did some things right. The baseball community would have you believe that these players are super human, simply "getting away" with bad mechanics.
We can do better than that.
Fact is these ARE perfect swing mechanics. This is bat speed, adjustability, everything a hitter needs. Not just to hit home runs, line drives too!
I say mechanics but what I really mean to say is "movements." The word "mechanics" implies stiff, un-athletic nonsense. That is not what I recommend for anyone.
Perfecting the Mechanical Advantage
This is an example of centripetal force. Ted uses the weight of the barrel to his advantage. The momentum created at the beginning of the swing carries around into contact.
Look throughout the last 100 years of baseball.
The overwhelming majority of hall of fame caliber players tip the bat and use the barrel turn to increase bat speed.
Some will tip the bat forward more than others, but as a general rule, the bat is held vertical or tipped. I shouldn't need more proof, but here you go...