Re: Re: Linear in the pros
Posted by: THE HITTING GURU (
) on Mon Jul 21 11:53:12 2003
Will someone tell me around what percentage of major leaguers are using rotational compared to Linear. I was watching Gary Sheffield and he looks like he is Linear.
> > What year was the rotation theory discovered and why isn't everyone doing this?
> > I've always taught my kid to "dive into the ball" and now goint into rotational.
> i think about a year ago or so i published some stats on this question...the answer is about 90 percent of the power hitters are rotational...i didn't study the linear hitters....
> > Thank You Kindly.
THE ROTATIONAL THEORY WAS MADE POPULAR BY BABE RUTH. HIS WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO CONSISTENTLY DRIVE THE BALL OUT OF THE PARK. HE CHANGED THE WAY HITTERS APPROACHED HITTING THE BALL. BEFORE HIM, THE WAY AND THE STYLE THAT WAS USED WAS THE LINEAR APPROACH. THE LINEAR APPROACHED WAS USED TO PRODUCE GROUND BALLS AND LINE DRIVES. (LITTLE BALL, HIT AND RUN, MINIMAL STRIKEOUTS)
TODAY THE ROTATIONAL METHOD IS NOT USED BY EVERYONE BECAUSE EVERYONE CANNOT MAXIMIZE HIS SKILLS BY ITS METHODS. IF A GUY DOES NOT HAVE CONSISTENT HOMERUN POWER IT DOES NOT PAY FOR HIM TO HIT THE BALL IN THE AIR AND STRIKEOUT 100 TIMES PER SEASON. A GUY WHO CAN HIT THE BALL HARD AND CONSISTENTLY BUT DOES NOT HAVE BIG POWER CAN HELP HIS TEAM MORE BY BEING A HIGH AVG HITTER WHO PUTS THE BALL IN PLAY. (CAREW, GWYNN, BOGGS, BRETT) MOST SUCCESSFUL MAJOR LEAGUERS USE A STYLE THAT ALLOWS THEM TO HIT THE BALL HARD AND CONSISTENTLY. THE APPROACH VARIES ON THE PLAYER'S SIZE, STRENGTH, AND ABILITY. THERE IS NO ONE WAY. ICHIRO AND MATSUI USE A MORE LINEAR (SWING AND RUN-WOMEN'S FAST PITCH SOFTBALL) MOTION WITH SUCCESS. MAYBE THE LINEAR METHOD WILL MAKE A COMEBACK?
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