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RodChapman's Discussions

One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drew Goucher Jul 14. 6 Replies

I know people get hot when this topic is brought up, just curious what everyone thinks? Continue

How to take the Cage Swing to the Games

Started Jun 6 0 Replies

I have been working with a hitter for awhile now, in the cage his swing is really nice, power extension and even releases his top hand 100% of the time.  I went and watched him play and 100% of the…Continue

Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.

Started this discussion. Last reply by RodChapman Apr 20. 21 Replies

I have one high school player I am working with that I can not fix!  I have tried everything I can think of and nothing is working, doesn anyone have any ideas?  When this player loads, his body is…Continue

One thing that bugs me about some hitting videos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Manning Mar 15, 2013. 1 Reply

I love most of the hitting analysis videos not for the content so much as the video of the swing itself sometimes.  What gets me though is people who analyze homerun derby swings?  First of all the…Continue

 

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Drew Goucher replied to RodChapman's discussion One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?
"It's hard to talk about a hitter like that in a vacuum and just bring them to the present day. If Ted Williams were playing today, I am sure he'd benefit from the modern day training and nutrition, his own attention to detail, and be just…"
Jul 14
RodChapman replied to RodChapman's discussion One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?
"Honestly was pitching back then better than it is today. How many high school pitchers threw 90 mph back then?   I think the hitting mechanics of today's MLB players are better than they were back then and I would have to think the…"
Jun 28
Bill Stanton replied to RodChapman's discussion One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?
"Tony-  Very interesting. What were some of the things that Ted Williams focused on when you guys talked?"
Jun 19
Tony Vlahovic replied to RodChapman's discussion One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?
"I had the honor of spending one on one time with Ted Williams in the minor leagues he was most astute observers of pitchers I have ever met in baseball. He would absolutely dominate modern day pitchers due to his attention to every detail of every…"
Jun 17
L.A. "Skip" Fast replied to RodChapman's discussion One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?
"There are only a few professional Pitchers who take the mound and you expect them to challenge every hitter they face. Ted Williams would feast on the inefficiencies, dysfunctions and flawed movements you see within today's pitching…"
Jun 15
Paul Watson replied to RodChapman's discussion One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?
"Great hitters can hit anyone. Williams was in that category. I think it's harder in todays game to put up great numbers because there is always a fresh pitcher in the game."
Jun 15
Richard Lovell and RodChapman are now friends
Jun 15
RodChapman posted a discussion

One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?

I know people get hot when this topic is brought up, just curious what everyone thinks? See More
Jun 15
RodChapman commented on Bill Stanton's blog post What Does a MLB Scout Look For? (by Kevin Wilson)
"Great Article although a contradiction I believe when he says "They want to evaluate a player who understands how to play the game (which is rare in today’s day game because of showcase baseball and private cage lessons).   Kids…"
Jun 13
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Should your bat barrel be pointed toward the pitcher before the swing?
"Yeah, the Splinter did ok I guess. 1941-why is that year significant? I suppose you could say he doesn't get to that party filariasis position, or you could say he is at toe touch in this photo right in the middle of his big ol hand hitch and…"
Jun 6
RodChapman replied to Spencer Trayner's discussion video analysis
"What does the video Analysis Cost? "
Jun 6
RodChapman posted a discussion

How to take the Cage Swing to the Games

I have been working with a hitter for awhile now, in the cage his swing is really nice, power extension and even releases his top hand 100% of the time.  I went and watched him play and 100% of the time he does "not" release his top hand in games or scrimmages?  How can you get a player to take what he does in the cage and apply it in games.  I have had him hit off a machine, thrown from as far back as 50 feet, even wore a full uniform once, but again we were in the cage.  I even see him taking…See More
Jun 6
RodChapman replied to RodChapman's discussion Should your bat barrel be pointed toward the pitcher before the swing?
"Ted Williams is the only hitter that comes to mind that was not in this position.  But he did ok I guess."
Jun 6
RodChapman 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 have been off the website for quite awhile but will update on this player.  Still lunging and no definitely not more weight on his back leg than front.  He strides and his body is almost straight up and down some would say a front foot…"
Apr 20
RodChapman is now friends with Spencer Trayner and Kip Gross
Apr 20
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

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6-1
Weight:
190
Position(s):
1B
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor
Baseball Playing Experience:
College
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, AAU, College
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Tony Gwynn

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