The Absolutes of Hitting

If you watch baseball games from little league to the major leagues, you know that hitters have a wide variety of stances from which to hit.  However, there are many common denominators in all good hitters.  Stances may be different, but there are similarities in the moving parts of the swing if a player wants to give himself the best chance to be a good hitter.

Below you will find guidelines for the proper stance and swing.  Also keep in mind that every player’s body is different and interprets movement patterns differently.  Therefore, every swing will not look exactly the same and we should not make every player swing exactly the same way.  Use the following as a checklist but also understand that slight variations from these guidelines are accepted.

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