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John Robert Cruz replied to Nate Woodard's discussion Open Stance vs. Closed Stance
"I believe that one of the main benefits of, THE OPEN STANCE, is that for people who have the problem of, "BAILING OUT - AKA - STEPPING INTO THE BUCKET,"... especially with same side pitchers...they will find that...THE OPEN…"
Monday
John Robert Cruz commented on Will Laurence's blog post Three Reasons Coaches Aren't Respected Like The Old Days
"Interesting and very good article, which is, "WELL COUNTERBALANCED," by the comments, of Richard Chandler, and Henry Waltham above...Thank you all for sharing... :)"
Feb 14
John Robert Cruz commented on Bill Stanton's video
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What Is A Parents Role In A Young Athletes Life-Monte Lee Head Baseball Coach Clemson Univ

"Very good information for concerned parents as well as kids trying to play and learn more about life... :)"
Feb 6
John Robert Cruz replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Thank you for replying. I think you are getting a little too "cerebral."...My reply to yours is for you to watch the two videos. And have your hitters watch them too, and strive to get them to follow a fusion of what…"
Jan 25
John Robert Cruz replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Get back to basics... Read, Tony Gwynn's The Art of Hitting book... Read, Charlie Lau's, The Art of Hitting .300 book...Watch the following videos on YouTube...Tony Gwynn's, King of Swing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTndtUTFqb8…"
Jan 24
John Robert Cruz commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Kris Bryant Takes Lessons From Ted Williams’s Batting Bible
"I have read Ted's Williams book...It is one of the best and in many ways THE FOUNDATIONAL BOOK on HITTING...However, not everyone can be or do what Ted Williams did in his prime... And if one really, really, really, really reads his book,…"
Nov 2, 2016
John Robert Cruz replied to Jose M Hernandez's discussion Which Bat is best? in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"First thing IMO... People should STOP using Aluminum Bats period... If you are trying to teach a kid, or a youth, or anyone with aspirations of actually becoming a Major Leaguer someday...Then why waste the person's time by having them hit with…"
Jan 16, 2016
John Robert Cruz joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group
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Jan 16, 2016
John Robert Cruz replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"I think the kid should seek out some knowledge on his own as well as what you are giving him...I suggest you both get a copy of Charlie Lau's book, The Art of Hitting .300  to read. The companion video of it (same title) is on…"
Nov 18, 2015
John Robert Cruz replied to Jack Perconte's discussion Thank You Mike Schmidt - But, Will Anybody Listen
"Most of today's so-called modern day players, both amateur and professionals are a very unwise bunch of fools who are trying to become Homerun hitters... Thank GOD people like Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, & Rod Carew did not succumb to the…"
Sep 20, 2015
John Robert Cruz is now friends with Bill Stanton and Larry Cicchiello
Sep 20, 2015
Bill Stanton left a comment for John Robert Cruz
"John- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as…"
Sep 19, 2015
John Robert Cruz is now a member of CheckSwing
Sep 19, 2015

Profile Information

Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
5-8
Weight:
170
Position(s):
OF
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Slap
I currently:
Enjoy watching games, Am a member of the Baseball Media, Am a Baseball Author
Baseball Playing Experience:
High School
Baseball Coaching Experience:
None
Baseball Umpiring Experience
None
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Ty Cobb... He was the best high average MLB hitter ever...
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
No one.
More About Me:
I am a baseball fan.

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At 9:41pm on September 19, 2015, Bill Stanton said…

John- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. 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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