3 Bat Weights - Underload Overload Training Increases Bat Speed In 2001, I released the Hitting Is A Guess Video with Jay Bell, 2 time All Star shortstop and former ‘roomy’ in the Twin’s organization. In this video, we introduced the concept of using overload and underload training with hitters, as well as using … Continue reading Underload/Overload Training for Timing
Brad Pitt played the character of Joe Black or ‘Death’ in the movie ‘Meet Joe Black’. Pretty ironic that Death himself was being informed by the greasy villain, that death and taxes were the only certainties in this world. While trying to eliminate your death and/or taxes sounds like a really good idea on the surface, it is only a matter of time before we have to make the ugly realization that they are both still coming for us all. For the past several years, very few articles done about MLB hitters fail to include the term ‘Launch Angle’ nor misses the opportunity of adding the famous line “just say no to groundballs.” Baseball hitters (and softball) have another certainty. Despite all the technology, the fancy terms, the tee shirts and the pleas of top superstar hitters telling everyone to ‘just say no’…………..groundballs are inevitable.
Timing is Everything “Hitting is about timing and pitching is about upsetting timing”, a famous quote by Warren Spahn, Hall of Fame pitcher. Well, Effective Velocity (Ev) is about ‘Understanding’ timing. The same speed pitch located in different parts of the zone has different reaction times for hitters. This 'not-so-simple' concept is the beginning of … Continue reading Practicing Timing – The Most Misunderstood Element of Hitting