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How small players hit for BIG POWER like Jose Altuve!

 

It’s 2009. I’m training with the Padres, taking ground balls during batting practice. The player I’m training with asks me, ” Hey, have you ever heard of this guy named Jose Altuve?”

Nope, I replied. Doesn’t ring a bell.

“Well he’s supposedly the Astros’ number one prospect, and he’s only about 5″5 a buck 60.”

“Oh yeah? Good for him.” I was thinking to myself. I just wanted to get through this workout in one piece

Little did I know that a few years later, Jose Altuve would be leading the league in hitting while making web gems in the all-star game.

He’s a true athlete and a PERFECT example that you DO NOT have to be BIG to play this game.

For all of you players who have been told, that you need to play small ball since you’re small, watch this video over and over and over again until this idea sinks in…

…being a good ballplayer is about knowing how to play this game the right way.

Not about having a “GOOD baseball body”.

Fewer and fewer scouts are impressed by a projectable body these days as they are by players who have baseball instinct. It will behoove you to embrace this idea whether you’re big or small.

I hope you enjoy this video.

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How to grow your baseball body big, strong and healthy!

How to grow your baseball body big, strong and healthy!

 

There I was, sitting six rows back in the stands from home plate, watching the Blue-Jays compete against the Angels. A fantastic game. However, the thing I enjoyed the most was watching both Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes display their physical prowess. One was big and strong.

The other was quick and strong.

I believe there is a way that every player can build his body to reach it’s true potential. Most players never do.

I want to share with you a few ways you can do it based on a question that I received from a recent Hitting Machine Academy Member. ( Glad to have you Evan!)

In this video, I’ll discuss a few things that you can do to promote growth, strength and athletic ability that translates to the ball field.

Hope ya enjoy this Art of Baseball QnA!

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Simplify. Simplify. Simplify…Like Miguel Cabrera!

 

If I could take a pill and wake-up to having one major leaguer’s hitting ability…it would be Miguel Cabrera’s.

A couple of years ago, he won the Triple Crown.

Hadn’t been done in over 50 years prior.

Simply put. He’s amazing. What’s interesting about his approach to hitting though is that everything is simple.

When he hits the ball, he demonstrates slow feet, quick hands with minimal head movement.

Text book…yet unique to his own physical make-up.

He’s a BIG boy. So he swings to get an extra base hit. Not to simply put the ball in play. He knows his role. He knows what he gets paid for. And he shows up for work doing just that.

What are some things about Miguel Cabrera’s swing that you enjoy watching the most?

What was ONE take away that you received from this “swing analysis break down”?

Let me know in the comment section at this post.

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What was one take away that you received from watching this hitting video? What are some hitting drills that you do to increase your level of bat-speed and ability to make solid consistent contact?


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How to have little guy POWER like Dustin Pedroia

 

You know where I stand. If you’re an average ballplayer and you don’t have values…you won’t become a great player.

If you’re a a baseball parent…and you don’t know how to communicate the value of work-ethic, humility and courage as legitimate approaches to success in baseball…

…he’ll just have to learn the hard way. I know this may offend some of you. I hope it does. The truth is, there is a particular type of baseball, parent, player and coach that I’d prefer to continue subscribing to my newsletter.

If my stance rubs you the wrong way there are other web sites that will show you how to “squish the bug and keep your elbow up” until you’re blue in the face.

What I’m interested in showing you is how you can reach your highest potential by establishing the right kind of mental attitude  to perform like the players you see on TV.

For example..

Dustin Pedroia is a player who has true confidence. Doesn’t play baseball to seek validation.

He plays. He performs and he competes.

I share a simple little incite about his approach to the plate as well as a mechanical movement that you can learn from.

Enjoy.

Mark

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