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Will Laurence's Discussions

Teaching the Changeup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Stanton Jul 23, 2015. 10 Replies

MLB Draft Breakdown: State-By-State

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shaun Reed Dec 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Teaching How To Slide?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Leonard Celeski Jul 27, 2012. 13 Replies

 

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Eric Olson liked Will Laurence's blog post Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin
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Don Ervin commented on Will Laurence's blog post Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin
"Fellas, You all have brought some great informative comments to the table. I would like to add to them as Mr Ted Williams stated and demonstrated many moons ago in his very informational book,The Science Of Hitting is that the barrel should be…"
Dec 23, 2015
Coach Paul commented on Will Laurence's blog post Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin
"I agree that you don't want to come down on the ball. That part is correct. A pitch that has a downward angle meeting up with a bat on an opposing downward angle needs high precision to intersect "squarely." The bat should be on plane…"
Dec 20, 2015
Joseph liked Will Laurence's blog post Josh Donaldson on Hitting
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Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin

Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don’t Go for Backspinby Eno Sarris - September 9, 2015Around little-league parks, and even on the back fields of certain schools and organizations, you might hear a common refrain from the batting cages. “Chop wood, chop wood,” is how…See More
Dec 20, 2015
Will Laurence posted a blog post

Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin

Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don’t Go for Backspinby Eno Sarris - September 9, 2015Around little-league parks, and even on the back fields of certain schools and organizations, you might hear a common refrain from the batting cages. “Chop wood, chop wood,” is how…See More
Dec 20, 2015
Will Laurence joined Anthony Slama's group
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Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
215
Position(s):
P, 1B, 3B, DH
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
power. nice opposite field power.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Gas.
Whoever is catching me has an easy job. Just put down one finger and give me a good target.
I currently:
Play Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, American Legion, College, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
None
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Evan Longoria. He can do it all. He is one of the guys that I will stop doing whatever I might be doing to watch hit.
Others in this class are Pujols, Utley, Berkman, Manny and Braun.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Papelbon. Throws gas and is somewhat crazy.
Aroldis Chapman- PURE GAS
More About Me:
The only place on the planet where I am at peace is on the baseball field.

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Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin

Posted on December 20, 2015 at 4:37pm 2 Comments

Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don’t Go for Backspin

Around little-league parks, and even on the back fields of certain schools and…

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Josh Donaldson on Hitting

Posted on August 5, 2015 at 3:32pm 0 Comments

Josh Donaldson on Hitting

The hands seem so important when it comes to hitters, it’s fair…

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How To Get A Job In Independent Baseball

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

How To Get A Job In Independent Baseball

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Little League Crime

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 5:09pm 4 Comments

Little League Crime: The Multimillion Dollar Little League Fraud Crisis

Vice Sports

For 25 years, Jerry Benisch and Stephen Verhage were friends. They were the only officers of Kennedy Little League in Madison, Wisconsin, serving as vice…

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At age 75, can Little League stay true to its roots as parents push for more?

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 10:59am 5 Comments

At age 75, can Little League stay true to its roots as parents push for more?

By Bill King, Senior Writer

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At the red brick museum that preserves the history of Little League, each visitor’s trip begins as the organization did, in the backyard of Carl Stotz, a 29-year-old lumber store clerk who, as the story goes, hatched the idea for well-tended, child-sized ballfields after…

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