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Kris Bryant swing analysis break down

What Elite Level Bat-Speed Looks & Feels Like.

Kris Bryant is STRONG. Country strong. Old-Man strong & ridiculously explosive. The way a wild animal is explosive. Some of this you can't teach. Some of it you can. When it comes t his swing, understanding the basics of what creates bat-speed if where I recommend you start. Funny enough, it's easier than you think. Here are a few things you can learn about Kris Bryant's swing that I believe will translate if you combi[...]
DAVID ORTIZ swing break down home run 2016

What 20 Years of Big League Experience Does To a Beautiful Swing.

When I try to think of one word that bet describe David Ortiz's swing, the word majestic comes to mind. Not text-book. Not consistent. Not flashy. MAJESTIC. He's all in. If he had been playing during the dead-ball era, I think he would be consider not only a man but a myth and a legend. His swing in many ways showcases just how powerful playing with a certain level of reckless abandon can be. He has a leg kick but his head stays[...]
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How To Dominate Fast-Balls Like Mookie Betts.

One of the most important principles a young hitter could understand is the idea of an aggressive mind-set at the plate. Really what it comes down to is the level of expectations the hitter as before each pitch. Expecting that they're going to hit the ball hard. Not hoping. Expecting that the next pitch i going to  be a strike and a pitch they can handle. Not waiting to see if it's a strike. Assuming it will be a strike instead. [...]
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Chris Davis Baseball Success Principles: How To Take Advantage of Playing Time.

What happens when you're one of the greatest players in the game and then lose everything? What does it take to learn the ability to hit consistently for power against intimidating pitchers that can locate fastballs with the precision of an elite level sniper assassin? Where do you find the guidance and faith that empowers you to take charge of your baseball career so that you can one day contribute back to society with the baseball l[...]
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Josh Donaldson Success Principles: Tricking Your Baseball Mind & Valuing Learning Over Success.

Some of you may have notice that Josh Donaldson seemingly came out of nowhere. He broke into the major leagues as a catcher for Oakland, started playing third base, got traded to the Blue-Jays and now is one of the best players on the planet. It's surreal for me because we grew up playing together. We played travel ball and competed against each other every all-star season. From a young age, it was pretty obvious that he was the RE[...]

Where Should I Begin?

I get a lot of emails from baseball parents, players and coaches who say " Wow Mark, there is so much information here!

Where I should begin?!!?".

I usually respond with, "Well, it depends on what you're trying to work on"!!

If it's developing bat-speed, I suggest you watch the videos on Bryce Harper's hitting mechanics and Miguel Cabrera's approach at the plate.

If it's mental approaches to hitting and mental toughness advice that you're seeking, I usually suggest watching the interview I did with Steve Springer  or Damian Jackson as well as a video I did on "Keeping Your Head Up & Have Big Baseball Dreams."

Lastly, if your simply just trying to cut to the chase and get your hitting problems solved, I highly suggest you join the Hitting Machine Academy and really understand the process of developing bat-speed, control and overall confidence while making the game fun.

It's not as hard as you think.

For everything else hitting relates, I suggest you take a look at the free resource of hitting videos at artofbaseball.net

Mark Brooks

Founder of Art of Baseball Productions & Hitting Machine Academy

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Years ago, I set out on a journey to help young players reach their true potential by understanding the actions, behaviors and beliefs that successful ballplayers demonstrate.

My belief is that if you can recognize what these key "baseball behaviors" are, you can expect to experience similar results.

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