Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Aaron Judge

Written by on February 27, 2017 in pitching, Pro Breakdowns - 2 Comments

Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown:

Aaron Judge

The New York Yankees have reloaded their system with young talent over the past few years, giving their fans ample reason to be excited. On the offensive side, Aaron Judge is one of the Yankees most promising young sluggers. Judge is a massive human being stepping into the box at 6’7, 275 lbs. and rivals Giancarlo Stanton as a physical specimen. Before watching Aaron Judge swing, I expected that his swing would be below average form a technical standpoint simply because he can afford to make more mistakes than smaller players. This expectation was false. Despite being a very muscular person, Judge does not rely on his strength as the sole reason for his success. Instead it supports a very efficient swing that would work with the smallest of players. In other words, Aaron Judge’s swing is the cake while his strength may be the icing.

Gabe Dimock – Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown

About the Author

Gabe Dimock is the 2nd instructor to be certified in Baseball Rebellion and I.T.S. Baseball’s Hitting System. He has worked at Baseball Rebellion since 2013 and in that time has built a solid local reputation as a gifted hitting and catching instructor. Gabe Dimock’s first article was published on BaseballRebellion.com in 2014 and his contribution to lessons and technique has been invaluable since joining the staff. Gabe is the coordinator and head instructor of the I.T.S. Baseball Catching Class, helping develop catching technique behind the plate for kids of all ages. Gabe Dimock played catcher at Appalachian State University with a great story of work ethic and perseverance. Gabe originally started playing for the club baseball team, leading the team to 2 regional berths, the team’s first ever World Series, and earned team MVP his sophomore year. Gabe, then made the varsity team, and started his senior season and was named team MVP. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in exercise science. Wish you could learn and train with Gabe Dimock? Now you can by signing up for Baseball Rebellion's Online Hitting Lessons!

2 Comments on "Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Aaron Judge"

  1. Paul April 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm · Reply

    What are the benefits of driving through the heel in the swing?

    • Gabe Dimock April 20, 2017 at 11:33 am · Reply

      Paul,

      Driving the heel vs. the toe ensures that the weight is on the back leg in the finish and that the front hip can go back in the turn.

      -Gabe

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