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Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Carlos Beltran- A quick Study of His Swing
My biggest influences when it comes to understanding what a good swing looks like (and hitting in general) are Jeff Albert and ex-big leaguer Tim Hyers. I work with Tim on a daily basis (He’s my boss, by the way), and the experience I’ve gained by just listening to him talk about hitting has been invaluable. These two really know their stuff.
In the next day or two, I will be coming out with an article that compares Babe Ruth’s swing to Barry Bonds and Hank Aaron’s swing to Alex Rodriguez. Hyers recently did a “voice analysis” of Carlos Beltran’s swing for one of his players, which he graciously shared with me. Even though this was a quick analysis of Beltran’s swing, I thought he excelled at mentioning some of the things you’ll hear me talk about in the Ruth/Aaron/Barry/A-Rod article.
In particular, when it comes to Barry and the Babe, you’ll hear me talk about “scap load” (or loading the hands/shoulder), which Beltran demonstrates here…
Here’s the link to the analysis that Tim put together. It is a six-minute analysis that is better than anything you’ll hear on Baseball Tonight.
Posted: July 31, 2007 at 11:38 PM | 6 comment(s)
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