“Next, get into the cage for advanced Laser Blast front toss; using a two-handed follow through, and a short to short swing path. Track the ball deeper into your contact area and hit it up the middle, blasting with your core. Tell your coach to toss up-and-in, in fact; mix in some balls 6-inches off the inside edge of the plate and try to keep it fair. Swinging the bat with your core is the only way you can hit a dominant +95 mph fastball, especially the up-and-inside location. Challenge yourself with extreme up-and-inside pitch locations.” – Recap: 13/08/2016 10:33 PM. Clinton Balgera to Eric Thames
Recap: 13/08/2016 10:33 PM. Clinton Balgera to Eric Thames "Engage your core with a controlled turn of your front knee. Additionally, you're practicing to hit a power fastball with a top hand release swing. You’re fighting your natural swing path for this location, currently; your swing path for deeper contact is short-to-long; you need to change to a short-to-short and flat circumference. Solution: Warming up in the on-deck-circle, practice a Laser Blast swing using a two-handed finish for up-and-in or deeper contact areas; preparing for a dominant 95+ mph pitcher. Opposingly, practice a Laser Whip swing, using a top-hand release finish to allow for more extension; mentally and physically preparing for a softer pitch type or hard breaking slider on the outside edge of home plate. " Follow Up Recommendations: 6/04/2017 6:34 PM. Clinton Balgera to Eric Thames "Close to perfect, make sure you avoid overloading on your backside. You'll dis-engage your core, slow bat speed and pull off the ball." https://thehittingproject.com/eric-thames-case-study-preparing-core-power/
Your only chance against +95mph is to close your mind, open your eyes, track the ball deeper and use your reflexes. Recap: 13/08/2016 10:33 PM. Clinton Balgera to Eric Thames "Deep contact area, using a two-handed grip follow through, short-to-short and flatter swing path. Real world example: you being a lefty hitter, facing a 90+ mph funky lefty pitcher delivering a tailing up-and-in pitch. Giving you limited time to react, therefore your only chance to hit is to hit the ball when it arrives deeper. In this case, I recommend you use a heavier bat; you have the option to shorten up like Barry Bonds." Follow Up Recommendations: 6/04/2017 6:34 PM. Clinton Balgera to Eric Thames "Judging by your look of surprise, I would imagine you were in see and react mode; allowing your reflexes take over. Your rotation is perfect as you can see from the image, you're spinning on your back toe." https://thehittingproject.com/eric-thames-case-study-option/
The information shown is a snippet between Clinton Balgera, inventor of Exoprecise Technology (including the Laser Power ST), and Eric Thames, our first pro customer seeking to improve bat speed, power, and precision. Preparing for a return to the big leagues. The information is not an endorsement of our products, by Eric Thames.