Will Clark was a great first baseman and a great hitter. I was very exited when a reader of Baseball Rebellion emailed me with the request to breakdown his swing. I really enjoyed his massive movement forward and his ability to time his back foot release. Having said that, I do believe that Clark struggled to fully rotate his lower and upper body due to the fact he was so tilted over at the waste. This type of “pre-pitch position setting” was seen widely across baseball during Will Clark’s era of baseball. There is no way to tell how many more baseball / softball players could have benefitted from a swing that allowed more freedom to rotate their body. It is important to remember that these types of guys were the most talented baseball players in the world during that time and were able to overcome some technical mistakes to still be able to play at that level. But How many could have put up better hitting numbers if they had worked or corrected their mechanics? That is the question that we always ask. Did that baseball / softball player reach their “real” full potential.
Regardless, Will Clark was the Rookie of the Year in 1986 and a 6 time MLB All-Star, not to mention a great college baseball player as well. Thank you everyone for watching and reading!
JK Whited – Leader of The Baseball Rebellion