Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown:
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