Common questions

What is rotational hitting?

What is rotational hitting?

Rotational Hitting is the term that is used to describe Ted Williams’ thoughts about hitting as laid out in his seminal work, The Science of Hitting.

Is rotational hitting better?

A circular hand path transfers body rotation into bat-head rotation. Therefore, the better hitters keep their hands back and allow body rotation to accelerate their hands into a CHP. The straighter the hand-path – the less bat speed generated.

Should you hit your elbow when hitting?

at toe touch This is one of the many confusing topics when discussing the baseball or fastpitch swing. Some recommmend ‘elbow up’ in the stance. Some recommend ‘elbow down ‘in the stance. The truth is, it doesn’t matter where the elbow is in the stance.

What is a good rotational acceleration?

Here are two pro players, one with high rotational acceleration and one with low. Average Rotational Acceleration – 22.1g. Average Rotational Acceleration – 7g. Both players create good bat speed, as Player One’s average was 72.3 mph, and Player Two’s average was 71 mph.

What is a rotational golf swing?

It’s no secret that rotation is a major key to the golf swing. You rotate backward in your backswing and forward into your downswing. Rotational power is all about using your legs, core and shoulders to fully coil and uncoil during your swing.

What does it mean when a batter’s hands drift?

Drifting is a term used to describe a hitter who as he strides, he allows his weight to continue forward during the stride. If the pitch is an off-speed pitch, then the drifting will result in lunging after the ball with little hip turn and little chance of success.

Why do coaches say elbow up?

With a high back elbow, the elbow has to travel a much greater distance and at a much faster rate of speed. When this happens, the barrel of the bat will drop below the hands, the front elbow will rise, and you will have a long swing. If this goes on for very long, you have created a habit – a very bad habit.

When do you uncoil in a baseball swing?

Just before the front foot touches, you must begin to uncoil, or coil out. The rear hip/shoulder now move in unison. The front hip may begin to lead the front shoulder before toe touch, but it will definitely lead after toe touch. Back elbow goes “up” and back.

How to swing the bat in Major League Baseball?

1 Shoulders and hips should rotate around the spine (do not take a slower ‘gate swing’ around the back hip) 2 MLB hitters turn their shoulder inward from 10-40 degrees – typically around 30 degrees. 3 The front hip/shoulder move in unison. 4 The rear shoulder should not rotate beyond (behind) the rear hip.

What kind of swing does Major League Baseball use?

The major league swing is generally referred to as “rotational” hitting. We will be focusing on the common elements of how most major leaguers actually swing. Some instructors may say this is using a “cookie cutter” approach to hitting.

What’s the best way to hit a baseball?

When a pitcher lets go of a ball at their head, the ball usually comes in at a 10 degree downward angle. The best way to hit this ball is to use a 10 degree uppercut swing path with the bat.

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