Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Jeff Bagwell

Written by on January 23, 2017 in hitting, Pro Breakdowns - 2 Comments

Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown:

Jeff Bagwell

This week’s swing breakdown highlights one of the newest Hall Of Fame inductees, Jeff Bagwell. Bagwell was known for his strangely wide and hunched stance as well as for being a pivotal member of the “Killer B’s” alongside his teammates Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman. Bagwell earned many accolades during his career including Rookie of the Year in 1991 and MVP in the strike shortened 1994 season. The Hall of Famer had impressive statistics, hitting .297, 449 Home Runs, and a .948 OPS.

While Bagwell did have a unique stance, he utilized his hinge well and moved well out of it. As I note in the video above, Bagwell transitions from “folded” to “unfolded” very well. He also creates space well by landing with his lower half and head in a great position. For more on this check out this article on creating space for the barrel to turn. This space creation allows Bagwell to turn well and have a great swing path which allows him to make powerful and consistent contact. Bagwell’s swing along with his strong 6’0, 215 pound frame allowed him to hit his way into Cooperstown’s elite class. I hope you have enjoyed this week’s swing breakdown and please feel free to comment below!

Gabe Dimock – Baseball Rebellion Hitting Instructor

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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: Jeff Bagwell"

  1. Victor January 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm · Reply

    Gabe,

    Can you say a few more words about fold/unfold?

    Thanks!

    Victor

    • Gabe Dimock January 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm · Reply

      Victor,

      Sure! Basically folding is the hinge in the load while unfolding is the flattening of the body as the hitter unloads.

      -Gabe

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