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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 Anthony Vontobel Mar 5. 7 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, 2017 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 Spencer Trayner Sep 21, 2018. 23 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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Anthony Vontobel replied to RodChapman's discussion One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?
"Yes some of the mechanics have changed, but the principle still stands. You Throw the ball, you catch the ball & you hit the ball. Now if you put anyone of the greats in this this era, with almost certainty they would put up the same numbers and…"
Mar 5
Alex Rego replied to RodChapman's discussion Should your bat barrel be pointed toward the pitcher before the swing?
"Great points Kip,thank you for posting .especially the part about spine tilt I think a lot of kids should realize how much that can help .and the power it can generate. Alex Rego-"
Nov 3, 2018
RodChapman commented on Mark Przybylak's blog post Weightlifting and Baseball Training. Where and When does it fit in?
"My son tore his Hamstring, 4 weeks later was asked to max out on Dead Lift and Power Cleans this was at a Junior College.  My son said I can't without tearing it again, coach gave him hell and he ended up being injured all season. …"
Oct 4, 2018
RodChapman replied to Dave Vaccaro's discussion The "Old" vs "New" Swing in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"I totally agree... "
Sep 28, 2018
RodChapman replied to Dave Vaccaro's discussion The "Old" vs "New" Swing in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"I agree a hitter needs to know what type of hitter he is.  If he is fast he should hit for line drives, drag bunts, his goal should be to get on base.  If a player is strong and can drive the ball maybe not a bad idea to have them try and…"
Sep 28, 2018
Spencer Trayner 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.
"Instead of his front foot starting his action when the ball is delivered try to stand more in an upright position and lift the front foot while not allowing his bodyweight to move forward. Almost balancing on his back foot and then instead of a step…"
Sep 21, 2018
RodChapman commented on Jack Perconte's blog post Ron Washington, Launch Angle, You're Killing Me - Anyone else feel this way?
"I rather see someone teaching new fundamentals than hear guys who played or coached back in the 70's talk about your head should not move forward in the baseball swing!  No forward movement.   Or saying stuff that just makes no…"
Mar 22, 2018
ame392002@yahoo.com {for Don 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.
"Robert, You mentioned about extra Tee practice, if you will notice that standard tee's force a batter to swing level/parallel to the surface unless the batter hits it or knocks it over, Which is not conducive to bringing the barrel down into a…"
Sep 18, 2017

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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