David Ortiz | Swing Like the Greats
David Ortiz has solidified himself as one of the best hitters of all time. In this video we take a look at his swing movements compared to the Greatest hitters ever (Ted Williams, Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth).
Whether it was on purpose or not, Ortiz has been able to incorporate very similar swing movements to those of the all time greats.
He swings with BIG movements. I love to see big movements and players who maximize their bat speed. A player with big movements can always shorten up as needed, where as a player who never learns to swing big, can't all of a sudden hit for power.
Movement is not the enemy, being on time with those movements is the key. Movement can give a player a running start, making them even faster to the baseball.
Players with no movement have to suddenly push the bat to the baseball. More often than not, that is not an appropriate strategy against the best pitching on the planet. Players who try to start at zero have minimal quickness or adjustability.