Robinson Cano BHR Blind Case Study

Written By: Chas Pippitt

The Rebels ask, and the Rebels shall receive!

Recently, I was asked to diagram a Robinson Cano swing, so I took some time to do that.  I made sure that the video was NOT one currently in my video library, because I wanted a pure test of my theories on hitting and if Cano would exhibit everything or only some things that the Baseball Hitting Rebellion preaches.

Here are the results:

Pretty impressive.

Cano is an amazingly coordinated and sudden athlete.  His hips are the fastest in the game and also, have the most movement.

In order of my articles, Cano exhibits:

  1. Double Inside Load
  2. Hip Thrust
  3. ‘Nike Swoosh’ Bat Path
  4.  ‘4 Deep Swing’ (Weight, Hips, Hands, and Eyes)
  5. Vision Behind the Ball even After Contact
  6. Super-Thrust that drags his back foot over 12 inches forward within his swing

I thought I would see this, as I see this in many videos of top level players, but what’s even cooler, is I’m starting to see this within my own hitters I see in person, AND those who have experienced the Baseball Hitting Rebellion online lessons as well.

Stay tuned for more, and please, let me know if you liked this style of blog post better?  I think it’s more informative, but again, I want your feedback.

Robinson Cano Hitting Mechanics, Robinson Cano Slow Motion Breakdown, Robinson Cano Swing Mechanics

Thanks,

Chas Pippitt, Leader of the Baseball Hitting Rebellion

UPDATE:  See a Great Breakdown of Josh Hamilton and Jose Bautista’s Timing in this article:  CLICK HERE!

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Hess fridley

Great stuff guys I really enjoy your work. It’s so different than what I was tought in high school And joco ball.

chas
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Hess, I am glad you like what we’re doing. I can tell you honestly, that I have put over 5 years of work into these ideas and countless hours of studying other hitting guru’s like Epstien and Williams. I even read a book, which I can’t find anymore, called something like the ZEN of hitting, which was also pretty intersesting. Nothing is better than a crushed baseball and we want more people to feel what Joey and I and JK and the entire BHR team obviously didn’t feel enough of, or we’d still be playing. We now know that BHR… Read more »

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doug

Hi Joey,
I can’t get Chas’s video of robinson Cano’s swing analysis to play. At the top right hand side of the page it says that I am not logged in?
Can you help me to see this video?
Doug

chas
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Doug, did you get it to work?

Chas –

Anonymous
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Anonymous

can u do josh hamilton next time. Thanks

Joey Myers
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Joey Myers

@Doug: do you have a YouTube account? If so, then login and try to view the video…if not, then sign up for one and try to play the film. I signed out of my YouTube account and was able to view the video, so I’m not sure what the problem is…unless maybe you have to update your browser to the latest version.

FK
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FK

just checked out the video on Cano and had a few questions. How can he be balanced and have his weight back, If his rear foot is lifting off the the ground and dragging and his front foot is rolling over?

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Hey can you explain what cano is doing with his hands at 1:20-1:24. I am trying to disect exactly what his top hand is doing. Also one last thing i am having trouble generating hip thrust while also trying to stay deep. I have read the article but i still cant figure out what is stopping my hip thrust. Thanks.

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Hey chas i just have a quick question involving the finish of the swing. I have a one handed finish and i just wanted to know if that goes against anything you are talking about. I know cano has a 2 handed finish but somehow releases it at the end with one hand so i just wanted to know if theres any disadvantages or advantages of the finish.

chas
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Jimmy and Anonymous, First, Jimmy, you get to palm up palm down position when you’re slotting your elbow behind your body. Look at the Vlad snippet I put in the article before this one, and you can see him beginning to flatten his hands and bring the barrel downward to closer to parallel with the ground, this allows his hands freedom of movement to snap the barrel into the zone and great early supported bat speed. Anonymous: Is that name foreign? Anyways, Finish is overrated with how it’s discussed in today’s hitting world. Your one handed finish is fine if… Read more »

Greg
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Greg

Hold on…do you have more on the relationship of the abs to the hips when turning?

chas
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Greg,

I have a great video on ‘gears’ in my website, http://www.itsbaseball.net

it’s the one with a guy in the orange shirt.

also, have you read the other articles or watched the Cano video? I think there’s some nuggets in there that may clean stuff up.

Also, may comments have video in the responses and can be very helpful as well.

I hope that helped, if not, let me know and I can go deeper

Chas–

Frank
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Frank

Hey Chas,
I’m really glad to have found you. I coached a nationally rank boys travel team for quite a few years. I was teaching heel drop starts the hips, but now I see that what your teaching is correct. I have read and watched a bunch of your material and just love it.
Thanks so much!

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Warren

Chas, It was a little strange when I opened this site for the first time. A fellow coach recommended I take a look since what you teach is VERY similar to what we work on all the time. It was strange because, the first case study is on my cousins son, Josh Horton. We’re very proud of him. I saw all of these things in his swing when he played for UNC, but didn’t feel it was my place to say anything without being asked. Finish look very nice now. Couple of things. I work both fastpitch and baseball. Would… Read more »

Graham
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Graham

Chas, this is great stuff, keep it up! It’s crazy how much I’m learning and implementing in my own lessons from your articles. Hopefully I can make this kind of impact on the pitching side of things.

Robby
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Robby

Chas,
I had a question about a hitters front leg at contact. Should it be locked out or flex? I am taught for it to be locked out at contact but a coach i know says it should be flex. which one should it be? and what’s the difference?

JERRY
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JERRY

chas this is great I have been following bat speed.com for about three years .and I like jacks ideas also .I think you agree on most ideas and reading his ideas makes me understand yours better . ido lke the idea of the middle body power.

JERRY
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JERRY

chas great web site .you help explain whats is coined rotational hitting by some very well .Now I have a question if you dont mind at foot plant should the batter think twist the abs to thrust the hips while the shoulders stay closed?or think twist the hips?