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Hit N Run Game Day Coach and Player Clinic

Hit-N-Run ·
Hit N Run Batting Cages announces the Game Day Baseball/Softball Education Program.  Sessions will be each Saturday in the month of Oct from 10a-12p at the Hit N Run Conference Room located at 110 Robinson Dr....
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In The Box Academy Tryouts

Trot ·
In The Box Athletics is a performance facility in Sunnyvale (Just east of Mesquite) that mainly works with baseball players.  Our goal is to improve players recruit-ability through increased athleticism.  Think Michael Johnson Performance...
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Beware of this online bat site!!!!

hatcher11 ·
/www.dominionentertainment.biz The prices are too good to be true. The company is located in China .
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Rawlings Velo composite wood bat

perpetualn00b ·
Does anyone have any experience (short term or long term) with the Rawlings Velo composite? (Bamboo & maple, I believe.). I really like the feel of it, but I'm worried about longevity. I imagine it's pretty similar in regards to all maple bats, but I thought I'd ask. Any impressions of said bat? Good or bad.
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Baseball U Tryouts

Baseball U Travel ·
Baseball U considered one of the top travel programs in the country will be holding 2017 tryouts for High School as well as Middle School age teams on Sunday, November 6th. Baseball U who is celebrating their 10th Anniversary has now helped over 480 players move on to college as well as had 87 players selected in the MLB Draft. The organization has had 8 1st Round draft picks and this year had two 1st round alumni taken in the draft. Each year the organization grows in size covering 4 states...
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Two Hands on the Bat!!

Wesleythecacther ·
Been having a debate about this for a while with my dad, as I have now been in the habit of having a one-handed follow through. What is your opinion on the follow through after you swing? Should you have 2 hands on the bat? Does it help you hit the ball harder? Or is it okay to have a one-handed follow through?
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Baseball Playing Opportunities for Ages 17-26 via VMarlins

VMarlins ·
If you are a player looking to play collegiate, international, or professional baseball then look at all the avenues we provide and the results we have for those who participate in our program. Qualifications are as follows: Respect Others, Respect Self, Respect the Game. We have provided a weblink below to explore. Call anytime. Frank Fulton, GM VMarlins, 4344894544. http://www.vmarlins.com/If_This_is_You..php
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A Player's Confidence

hitting4dudes ·
We all know the peaks and valleys in competitive sports. We have even heard pro's and coaches say they try and stay on a median plane no matter how it's going. I believe confidence fuels this state of mind. Confidence is wild and hard to grasp. All players should have it, but how many really do? Confidence does not relate to instant gratification. Confidence is derived from hard work and utilized in specific moments of time. Confidence has purpose and comes through preparation for the task...
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Exit Velocity for 340 feet off the tee?

TheJR30 ·
Hit at a field off the tee recently were the fence was 320 dead center. Consistenly hit the fence with one of my hits clearing the fence around 20 feet. What would be the exit velocity of a batted ball traveling 340 feet from a stationary position? Also if its possible what would be the bat speed of a swing of this type? Launch Angle? Thanks for your time and info if you respond, JR
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Batting Cage Recommendation

LBmom2021 ·
Does anyone have any recommendations for batting cage products (frame and net) for a backyard - something that will not break the bank, that is relatively durable and easy to assemble, and that will last at least a couple of years? I've looked on Amazon, and the options really vary and some only include the net. Thank you in advance.
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Texas Junior High Bat Certification

FreeInDeed ·
My son is starting middle school (in Texas), and I would like to buy him a new bat. I want to make sure I buy him the right bat before spending the money. We are new to the DFW area and he is going to a new charter school. I'm having trouble contacting the coaching staff, so I asked the Athletic Director what bat certification should I be looking at. He told me BBCOR -8. I have never heard of a BBCOR with -8 drop, only -3. I emailed Texas UIL Baseball and they told me that for regulations I...
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2022NYC ·
Unless there is a math professor on this site, you can't extrapolate the EV with only 1 value (distance). Great hittin' tho.
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2019Dad ·
Ahh, it's somewhere in the low 90s. Depends on the wind, of course, elevation, etc. The below chart (90 mph = 325 feet) is for throwing, but the physics is the same.
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2020dad ·
NYC is correct. Need all the factors. What we can say however is that if the ball is struck with OPTIMUM launch angle on a windless day in completely average conditions 80mph = about 300 feet. I see 2019's chart says 275. There are different charts with different results but 80=300 is the most common I have seen. Then its five feet for every MPH from there. so 90 = 350 feet and 100 = 400 feet. A little helping breeze can affect those numbers more than you think. Thus you may see a MLB game...
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MidAtlanticDad ·
As a matter of fact... http://baseball.physics.illino...-calculator-new.html Sooooooo many variables, but here are some simplified examples at 50 degrees F (since JR appears to be in MD). - LA of 25, EV = 94.1 mph - LA of 30, EV = 92.9 mph
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hsbaseball101 ·
I hit a 350ft no wind HR off a tee with BBCOR bat, but Zepp says my bat impact speed is 52mph, with a max of 60mph. Weird? I only swung 70mph with a BESR so I think it's accurate.
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2020dad ·
Something is amiss there. Not a physical possibility to hit a ball 350 feet with a barrel speed of 52mph. I suspect poor performance by the zepp.
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TheJR30 ·
from my experience zepp tends to be really off. One swing I had a 70 mph bat speed and the next 81. Same technique and mechanics, I think diamond kinetics is the big deal now
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2forU ·
Dad says 2 hands on bat? I think all dads say that. The question to you is did it help you hit the ball harder or more square?
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Wesleythecacther ·
That's what dad says. And I'm not sure if it does, I think it probably does. But I'm not 100% sure.
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cabbagedad ·
I'll be curious to hear other responses. The top hand is a big part of the equation. In order to maximize bat speed and power, it must be fully engaged through the contact zone. For most, a good gage to measure that is where the top hand ends up at the finish of the swing. If it ends up at least up near the shoulder of the bottom hand, then top hand release was not too early. If it ends up low and across the mid-section, this is often an indication that release was early and the hitter...
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JCG ·
I'm just a dad and former Little League coach, not a HS coach like Cabbage, so take my opinion with a large dose of salt. 8 of the most successful teams in MLB are playing right now. Why not watch those guys and see how many finish their swing with one hand on the bat? I'm thinking you'll see that the great majority finish with 2 hands on. Of those few that take the top hand off, I think you'll see that it stays on at least until they extend through the ball -- IOW keep the top hand on past...
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Wesleythecacther ·
I agree with the variables as to why the top hand could come off. I want to keep 2 hands on the bat, but the one handed follow through just happens.
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Wesleythecacther ·
I want to have a 2 handed follow through, just something I will work on. Got a tournament this weekend. Will try to get video then.
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Consultant ·
Do you "chop" wood with hand or two. Bob
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Go44dad ·
No coach, like this....
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Dominik85 ·
read this article https://baseballrebellion.com/...ith-one-hand-or-two/ both can work buy don't release before you finish the turn (back shoulder points to the pitcher).
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2019&21 Dad ·
Doesn't matter after contact. Can be either way if it helps you to square it up and hit as hard as you can. You may roll over on the ball or popup if you are trying to acheive an arbitrary post contact position such as 2 hands on the bat or being balanced AFTER contact. Once the ball leaves the bat there is NOTHING more you can do to effect the outcome. So 1 or 2 hands AFTER contact is irrelevant.
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CaCO3Girl ·
It's irrelevant right up to the point you hit my kid (the catcher) in the back of the head with your one hand release swing.
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2019&21 Dad ·
Still irrelevant. Wouldn't make me change how I hit. Apparently not a concern for so many others who do it too.
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old_school ·
the most meaningless discussion in baseball...it doesn't matter if you release the bat properly. I have one who finishes with one hand and one who finishes with 2. There are mountains of videos showing awesome swings from both sides of the plate with both forms of release. nothing to see here folks.
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Dominik85 ·
it sucks to be hit by a backswing but a catcher Needs to be Aware of that and set up properly. maybe that is even a slight Advantage of the one handed finish .
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Batty67 ·
My son is a catcher. It DOES such to be hit by a one-handed backswing. Especially by the same kid in back to back ABs. Fortunately, he wears a hockey style helmet and that's the only time he's ever been hit by a back swing. DOMINIK85: are you implying that potentially hitting a catcher with a backswing is a good thing (somehow)?
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Dominik85 ·
no not really but if the catcher has to stand back farther it could be a disadvantage. not advocating to do this intetionally of course. ken griffey had a huge backswing, that was just his swing and not intended to hurt catchers. catchers had to adapt to his swing and not vice versa. https://thunderblogsports.file...r-follow-through.jpg
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coach2709 ·
Once contact has been made the only thing that matters is get out of the box and start running. One hand or two hands don't matter. I like what Cabbage said about where top hand ends up and switching to two hands for drill purposes. But once the ball is hit the swing is over and now you transition to running. If a catcher gets hit then it's the catcher's fault for being too close. I learned that back in the day when my throwing elbow got drilled by a bat on a follow through.
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Wesleythecacther ·
As a catcher I don't care, it's a risk that I take. As a rule of thumb i will take my glove hand it fits a Righ handed batter and make sure my glove is 2 inches or so from his leg, then I should be good. But sometimes it just happens and I get hit. Doesn't matter, just shake it off and act like it doesn't happen, shows how tough you are anyways.
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Wesleythecacther ·
But it doesn't matter when the hand is released. If it is released too early then you are not getting your money's worth on the swing, that's what I've learned from other people's comments.
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VMarlins ·
If I may.... The key to understanding is this. What is critical is the drive Thru the ball and not to the ball. Once a hitter drives through the ball with one palm up and one Palm down the wrist will roll over and the ball is gone! Hold on or let go... The torque of the body will determine it naturally!
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2forU ·
Charlie Lau - What the critics failed to understand was that the hitter released his top hand only after making contact with the ball. A hitter could actually extend the bat further with one hand, rather than holding onto the bat with both hands. To Lau’s way of thinking, extension mattered more than gripping the bat with two hands after the fact. You will see batters that typically keep two hands on the bat alter that when having to extend for an outside pitch or for a pitch they misjudged.
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hsbaseball101 ·
LL, 17 and under, poor hitters should follow through with both hands to make sure they make good contact and maintain bat speed through contact. It's irrelevant for elite hitters though. I have a habit of holding onto the bat and then having to swing it around again to drop it after making contact, so letting go of the top hand after contact allows me to get to 1st faster.
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CaCO3Girl ·
My son, 14u, has been hit twice in the back of the head. Twice the batters have been called out instantly and both team coaches came running for him. In order to avoid it he would have had to have been at least 6 feet behind the plate, that's just not feasible. My hope is as the kids get older they can swing one handed without hitting the catcher.
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coach2709 ·
Is he getting hit on the front end of the swing or the follow through? Getting hit in the back of the head I could see horrible swings where they throw the barrel out then try to bring it through the zone which could get him. If it's on the backswing I would have to see it to figure out what's going on. It does get better as he gets older......thankfully
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CaCO3Girl ·
RHB swings at an upward angle let's go with right hand, bat/arm continue motion as bat starts descending, body does a nearly full twist and the bat (while arm is fully extended) hits my son on the back of the head, HARD.
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Wesleythecacther ·
This is an unfortunate situation that happens at times for catchers (that's me). I have gotten hit by a bat in the chest, the kid threw the bat backwards after the swing, and it hit me across the chest and helmet, he was called out by the umpire.
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Ted22 ·
Having both hands on during follow through may protect the lead shoulder from injury.
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Coach_TV ·
I guess I look at it in simpler terms...why take your top hand off? What is the purpose/benefit behind it? When I work with my hitters I always encourage them to leave the top hand on all the way through the swing. The main reason is in watching video of them swinging there seemed to be a lot of early release of the hand, especially on off speed pitches. It was hard for some of them to work fight the urge to finish one-handed and some never did, but the ones that did work on it found better...
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old_school ·
I think there is a massive amount of evidence that shows the bolded to be incorrect, either method can be very good. I don't doubt your observations but I would guess it is a matter of the sample size being too small.
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MrBumstead ·
Two hands - leaves you more bat flip options when you hit a bomb.
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Coach_TV ·
Yes it was a small sample size... like I said it was the hitters I worked with; which is 10-12 players who are 12 or 13...BUT, when I had a ball on the tee and had them swing to contact and stop, while holding the bat right by the ball take their top hand off and watch the barrel drop below the ball. The bat's they used were 30-32 inches and 22-26 oz's so nothing to heavy for 12 and 13 yr olds. I asked them all if they could be 100% sure they wouldn't take the top hand off until well past...
 
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