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John Dutton
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  • Philadelphia, PA
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John Dutton replied to Bill Stanton's discussion The Front Elbow? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"The front elbow is the probably close to the most important aspect of a swing when talking about mechanics from the waist, up.  The hips fire first as the batter drives the back knee into the strike zone, but then the top half follows.…"
May 31, 2011
John Dutton commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Your Arm Hurts? Thank Your Little League, AAU, and Fall Ball Coaches. (Eric Cressey)
"I am seeing this first hand.  I am the head coach of a 12 y/o travel team and all my players are the most talented players on their Little League teams, thus most talented player = #1 pitcher.  Most of, if not all of the Little League…"
Apr 27, 2011
John Dutton replied to The CheckSwing Clubhouse's discussion What's your favorite bat model? in the group Barnstable Bat Company
"big fan of the 33 in Maple 271 model.  A couple of guys had this on some of the adult teams I've played for and the bat feels nicely balanced and just makes great contact with the ball."
Mar 21, 2011
John Dutton joined Thomas Bednark's group
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Barnstable Bat Company

We would like discussion from hitters on wooden bat quality, model choices, wood specie preference and bat performance. As we all know the wooden bat marketplace is flooded with many brands and quality ranges .What is the best bat wood for you?
Mar 21, 2011
John Dutton replied to pw's discussion Should Coaches Teach No Stride Hitting in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"When I was in college, I hated and really fought with my college coach about telling me to change my lower half mechanics and take out my stride step and just raise and lower my front foot.  In retrospect though, I can appreciate where he was…"
Mar 1, 2011
John Dutton is now friends with Kyle Grucci, Larry Cicchiello and Bill Stanton
Feb 23, 2011
John Dutton replied to Dave Kirilloff's discussion Hardest Thing To Do In All Sports Is Being A Hitting Coach? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"I completely agree that video is a great asset, but in the last year and a half of giving hitting lessons to young players I have yet to use video as a tool.  I am a strong advocate of Tee work and slowing the swing down to not only feel proper…"
Feb 23, 2011
Kyle Grucci left a comment for John Dutton
"Welcome to CheckSwing, John! Be sure to enter our latest contest for a chance to win a cool hitting net from Hitting World - Details are here... http://www.checkswing.com/profiles/blogs/new-contest-win-a-bownet-big CheckSwing is the largest…"
Feb 23, 2011
John Dutton joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group
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Youth Baseball Coaches

Are you a Youth Baseball Coach? From Tee Ball to High School, this is the group to share ideas and support each other. Let's help develop the next great generation of ballplayers.
Feb 23, 2011
John Dutton joined Dave Vaccaro's group
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Let's talk hitting Mechanics

Place to share tips, thoughts and theories on the art of hitting.
Feb 23, 2011
John Dutton joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group
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Hitting Coaches and Instructors

A group for all Hitting Coaches and Instructors. Join here and the group badge will be displayed on your profile page.See More
Feb 23, 2011
John Dutton joined Marty Callaghan's group
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American Legion Baseball

For all players, coaches and fans of American Legion Baseball
Feb 23, 2011
Bill Stanton left a comment for John Dutton
"John-  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!"
Feb 22, 2011
John Dutton is now a member of CheckSwing
Feb 22, 2011

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'2''
Weight:
225
Position(s):
C
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Power and Average. Strong advocate of teaching the fundamentals of rotational hitting at an early age.
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Play Slow Pitch Softball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, American Legion, College
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, AAU
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Albert Pujols, one of the most fundamentally sound and hardest working hitters in the game.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Cliff Lee because he dominates and executes when it counts
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
Played for OJR high-school, Norchester American Legion, and Franklin and Marshall College. I now Coach a Lower Merian Little League Team as well as the Lower Merian Lynx youth travel team.

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At 10:36am on February 23, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, John!

Be sure to enter our latest contest for a chance to win a cool hitting net from Hitting World - Details are here... http://www.checkswing.com/profiles/blogs/new-contest-win-a-bownet-big

CheckSwing is the largest baseball player and coach community on the planet. Enjoy the site and have fun making baseball connections. Among other things, you can join groups, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload photos and videos. Visit The CheckSwing Batting Pages to have others evaluate your swing and/or pitching mechanics.

Also, create a CheckSwing Group for your team or league and invite your friends and teammates to join you on CheckSwing!
At 4:40pm on February 22, 2011, Bill Stanton said…
John-  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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