Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown:
This Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown is on the hitting mechanics of Jim Edmonds. I loved watching Jim Edmonds play growing up. From his defensive capabilities to his extremely sweet and productive swing, he was truly a pleasure to watch play the game. Edmonds was a career .283 hitter with 393 home runs. His best year coming in 2004 when he hit .301 with 42 homers and an eye popping 1.061 OPS.
I specifically wanted to do this weeks breakdown on Edmonds because of how efficient he was in his swing. We’re in the midst of an instruction era where unnecessary big movements are taught. It’s better than the foot down early, swing down approach that was widely used for quite some time, but still could be better. Pay attention to how Edmonds starts out from a wide stance and coils into his back hip with BOTH feet on the ground. Being able to execute this lower body loading sequence without utilizing a leg kick is very interesting to me. It is also a great demonstration of how you don’t need outrageous movements in the swing to have high level movements. I hope you enjoy this weeks breakdown. Comment below with any questions.
KC Judge – Baseball Rebellion Hitting Instructor/ Head of Athletic Performance