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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hands first then hips?

Posted by: tom.guerry (tom.guerry@kp.org) on Fri Mar 14 09:41:55 2003

Jack and Carl,
> I am in Florida, working with a few pro teams and collegiate teams under a consulting agreement. I have recently spent three hours with Dave, and I can attest to what he is teaching. He is an advocate of "throw hands and hips will take care of themselves. That is an effective teaching cue. however, it also lends itself to a linear approach. Friday, our technicians will be adding the swings of over 60 Oakland players to our database. I have already analyzed the swings of a couple of Dave's players. As we continue our research, it will help some instructors see the impact of what they are teaching players. I can't tell you if it is the right way or the wrong way. There are many good instructors out there who believe what they are teaching and that it the most positive thing that can happen for an instructor. Once you believe, you can get your players to believe. And success at the plate will follow.
> Benito Santiago has high bat speed, but his instability cause a lack of control and consistency in his swings. That makes it difficult for him to duplicate his swing. Each swing he took during the world series and NLCS was significantly different. Bat speed or stability.
> Is consistency (duplication) really the goal?
> Zig


Paul Nyman of setpro and Dr.Mike Marshall are at Spring training in Florida now with the Expos minor league pitching prospects near Orlando.The Expos pitching development coach Brent Strom is more of a Tom House type.You might look for them if you are in that neck of the woods.I'm sure they have some very different hypotheses to put to the test.


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