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Robert Jenkins
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Fairly accurate fungi hitter
I currently:
Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
High School, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Babe Ruth, High School
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, 30+
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
I have many favorites. I study many because they say you are not supposed to "clone" hitters.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Mariano Rivera. Because he has been so good for so long.
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.):
Best thing about baseball is that it is constantly changing. There is no way to "know it all".
More About Me:
I consider coaching to be an honor. I'll do it until they close the casket on me.

Robert Jenkins's Blog

Throws left, hits right.

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 7:52pm 11 Comments

Question: I have a 5 year old grandson that I started teaching 2 years ago.  I started out teaching him to hit, and started him on his right.  In the beginning, I tried to encourage him to throw with his right hand, but he appears to have a more fluid motion throwing left-handed.  Should I start him hitting on his left, or just leave him alone?

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At 9:01pm on March 8, 2012, Doug Bernier said…

Robert, thanks for the compliment (and yes that is me in the picture).  Just FYI, regarding your question about your grandson, you might be interested in my most recent blog post about the advantages of batting left handed.

At 2:07pm on March 2, 2012, David Franco said…

Robert, thanks for the kind words!  We've glad you like the website.  I see you're a coach, so feel free to share the information with your kids.  We're all about helping baseball players (and coaches, of course) get better.  Subscriptions and content are free.  You can also follow on facebook (!/NextLevelBallplayer) and Twitter @The_NLB.  I'd be happy to share some contacts sometime.

At 2:30pm on February 26, 2012, Bill Stanton said…

Robert-  I think this is the guy:

At 3:33pm on February 1, 2012, Kyle Grucci said…

Welcome to CheckSwing, Robert!

Congratulations on joining the thousands of other ballplayers, coaches, umpires, and scouts from all levels of the game around the globe!

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At 1:14am on January 30, 2012, Bill Stanton said…

Robert-  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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