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Russell Martin's Laziness!!!!!!!!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fidel Jan 1, 2010. 16 Replies

Many of you know Russell Martin to be one of the best young catcher’s in baseball. He constantly gets praised for his defensive abilities and his arm behind the plate but I have another opinion. He…Continue

 

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Nov 17, 2011
Eugene J Bleecker II is now friends with Rod Carew Baseball, john rubinow, Charles "Lefty" Trudeau and 4 more
Mar 30, 2011
RodChapman replied to Eugene J Bleecker II's discussion "The 8 Essential Pieces to a Smooth Swing" in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"Down to it up through it, does it really matter what the bat does after the bat hits the ball?  Or should the up through it start before contact?  Not picking a fight just curious."
Mar 25, 2011
Sam Flamont replied to Eugene J Bleecker II's discussion "The 8 Essential Pieces to a Smooth Swing" in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"http://www.goldenagebaseballcards.com/hall-of-fame/hank-aaron-topps-1954-128.htm Check this photo out and tell me if Hank Aaron is lining up his door knocking knuckels. My vote is he is not, which is why talking about GRIP is useless, kids will…"
Nov 2, 2010
Sam Flamont replied to Eugene J Bleecker II's discussion COMPLETE HITTING- This is more of an expose' on Hitting than anything else, enjoy the read. in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"I will add the term "slotting the elbow" which makes it very easy. Which is what coach Mcdonald is saying when he says the front elbow works up and the back works down or as I read Epstein saying all the time whatever one side does the…"
Nov 2, 2010
Jay Wilson replied to Eugene J Bleecker II's discussion COMPLETE HITTING- This is more of an expose' on Hitting than anything else, enjoy the read. in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"The best batters in the world don't swing down on the ball. Just watch the swing of Ted Williams above. How can a batter decide what zone the ball is in, make the necessary adjustments that you suggest for each zone and hit a baseball coming in…"
Sep 28, 2010
Eugene J Bleecker II commented on jaime cevallos's blog post What MLB Hitting Coaches Don't Teach
"Jaime, Couldn't agree with you more about the importance of honing in the mechanics of the swing. I work with many of my players on dry swings and Tee-Work than any other drill, especially if we are correcting a bad habit. I will have to check…"
Aug 22, 2010
Eugene J Bleecker II commented on jaime cevallos's blog post What MLB Hitting Coaches Don't Teach
Aug 19, 2010
Eugene J Bleecker II commented on jaime cevallos's blog post What MLB Hitting Coaches Don't Teach
"Coach Cevallos, I Completely agree that many coaches are afraid to take the plunge into standing firm with their ideas and ideals of the swing. It is amazing that so many players do the exact same things. I love your talk of the "impact…"
Aug 19, 2010
Eugene J Bleecker II is now friends with Indy Farm League and Zach farmer
Aug 19, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to Eugene J Bleecker II's discussion COMPLETE HITTING- This is more of an expose' on Hitting than anything else, enjoy the read. in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"Don, I am sorry that I did not make my question sound rhetorical enough. As a certified Epstein Hitting instructor I am very familiar with The Science of Hitting as Mike and Ted worked together for years developing the Epstein Hitting System. Mike…"
Aug 18, 2010
Don Ervin replied to Eugene J Bleecker II's discussion COMPLETE HITTING- This is more of an expose' on Hitting than anything else, enjoy the read. in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"Coach McDonald, Maybe I can help you on the term "down to the ball," I will start from the launch position, the knob and hands are or should basically be held a little above the strike zone, there is a pitcher standing on a ten inch high…"
Aug 17, 2010
Don Ervin replied to Eugene J Bleecker II's discussion "The 8 Essential Pieces to a Smooth Swing" in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"Eugene, You have a lot of excellent info. in your comments, I also suggest to all who are delving into the most successful way to approach and to make good hard consistent barrel to ball contact to go out and acquire"TED WILLIAMS" book…"
Aug 17, 2010
Coach Ruben Corral and Eugene J Bleecker II are now friends
Jul 26, 2010
Eugene J Bleecker II and Area51 Sports are now friends
Apr 15, 2010
Eugene J Bleecker II replied to Ryan Solberger's discussion Hitting Clones
"You are manipulating angles Jeff lol.. your a funny guy"
Apr 15, 2010

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
195
Position(s):
C
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Complete Hitter, balanced approach at the plate, gap-gap
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, High School, College
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, High School, American Legion, College, 18+, 30+, 40+
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Joe Mauer because he is a Complete and Balanced hitter. He looks to accomplish different tasks in different situations and has a balanced approach at the plate. Albert Pujols and A-Rod are up there also. I love to watch Jeter and Placido Polanco hit as well.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Roger Clemens because of his Bulldog mentality and work ethic.
More About Me:
My name is Eugene Bleecker and I am a Baseball Instructor and coach. I have been a student of the game my entire life with 10 years of Baseball Academy, 5 years of College ball as a Scholarship Athlete, 3 years of Semi-Pro Ball and 8 years of coaching and Private Instruction. Baseball is my passion My work as well as my free time are devoted to it. I love what I do and wouldn't change it for anything.
I also now own a company called Pro Grip, Inc. We sell Instructional Hitting DVD's as well as a Product I invented and patented called ProGrip. In Baseball like every other club and raquet spot there is a fundamentally correct way to hold the club/raquet to set yourself up for the most amount of success. In Baseball there is a universally taught theory of holding the bat in your fingers to provide for the most amount of Bat Speed and Extension through the baseball. Most baseball players hold a bat wrong when they first pick it up and ProGrip re-teaches the hands the proper muscle memory to hold the bat by pushing the bat out of the palms and into the fingers. Through repetition it will become comfortable and automatic for the user to hold the bat properly. When I was developing the DVD to teach people how to use ProGrip, I realized that ProGrip will only be able to help about 70% of players because alot of Ballplayers already hold the bat properly. This lead me to developing my Instructional DVD's because I realized that I have something that can help EVERY baseball player and that's information. From the age of 7 I literally pursued my passion with a vengeance and learned everything I could about the game from some of the premiere coaches in the game. The reason I became a coach was to pass on all of this knowledge and this became an opportunity to do it on a large scale. This resulted in the development of the COMPLETE HITTING DVD. I designed the DVD to put the tools of a hitting instructor into the hands of every Parent, Player and Coach with a desire to learn the proper fundamentals to the swing. Hitting instruction is expensive but this DVD brings it right into your home. COMPLETE HITTING is something you can always go back to and learn from to make you a better hitter. I am prouder of COMPLETE HITTING than anything else I have ever done in my life!

Unless you've been taught by a professional I bet you hold the bat wrong too!! I challenge all of you to look at your grip and then go to my website or ANY baseball website to find out the proper grip.

Check out videos from our COMPLETE HITTING DVD on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/user/ProGripBaseball
Website:
http://ProGripBaseball.com

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WOW WHAT A LINEUP!!!!!!!

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 3:54pm 8 Comments

The Yankees just agreed to a 3 team 7 player deal sending Ian Kennedy to the D-Backs along with Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to the Tigers. In return they get CURTIS GRANDERSON to patrol center field next season. Given Granderson's swing and power to the pull side I expect him to do HUGE things in that unbelieveable Yankee lineup next season.
I hate you George!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Russell Martin's Laziness!!!!!!

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 8:35pm 1 Comment

Many of you know Russell Martin to be one of the best young catcher’s in baseball. He constantly gets praised for his defensive abilities and his arm behind the plate but I have another opinion. He is LAZY!!!!

He receives well, he has a quality arm but there is another aspect of his defensive ability that is SEVERELY lacking and it’s something that can EASILY be changed if he put the time in to work on it. This aspect of catching also plays a HUGE role in your… Continue

Our Responsibility as Coaches, Instructors and most importantly Mentors:

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 1:37pm 1 Comment

Things we unfortunately can’t teach our students are Heart, Drive and Determination. In the game of baseball, players with greater athletic ability constantly get surpassed by players that work harder. I don't think it is responsible as a coach to EVER tell an athlete that they cannot make it. As a coach, instructor and most importantly mentor, we should be teaching our athletes that they CAN make it, but WON"T unless they put in the time. We should be teaching them how to… Continue

CCC'S to success in Baseball........COMMITMENT to becoming a COMPLETE PLAYER= CONFIDENCE in your abilities

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 3:01am 0 Comments

COMMITMENT to becoming a COMPLETE PLAYER = CONFIDENCE in your abilities!

This concept is something I developed and preach to my players. This idea can be incorporated into any program and will drive your players towards achieving their goals. If they COMMIT themselves to becoming COMPLETE Baseball players, in turn they will develop the CONFIDENCE that is necessary to succeed on the field.



Commitment to Excellence:

In life no matter what… Continue

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At 7:40pm on December 8, 2009, Jarrod Kunkel said…
Just trying to learn the site
At 11:04pm on December 5, 2009, Mike Goodman said…
I just want to say as a dad and a coach your posts are very informative. Thank you i learned alot. Mike Goodman
At 3:57pm on December 1, 2009, MLPO.ORG said…
I like that idea... 9 zones is relative to 9 innings and easy to remember... i try to keep things simple for my hitters - the game is so complex as it is already.
At 2:06pm on December 1, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Eugene! Great posts!

Enjoy the site and have fun making baseball connections. Join your State Group, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload some photos and videos. Create a CheckSwing group for your team or organization and invite your current and former teammates to join the baseball player community here. Just click the "Enter Email Addresses" button on the Invite page.
At 11:57am on December 1, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Eugene- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
 
 
 

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