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Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Eric Thames

Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown:

Eric Thames

Eric Thames is the early favorite for comeback story of the year in 2017. After struggling in his initial stint in the MLB with the Toronto Blue Jays (2011-2012), Eric Thames found success playing in Korea. He hit 37, 47, and 40 home runs in his three years there, earning him a second MLB opportunity with the Milwaukee Brewers. He has started the 2017 MLB season off with a bang, already having hit 8 home runs and 6 doubles. Watch the swing breakdown above to see how Thames changed his swing from 2012 to 2017. If you would like help with your swing, click here to check out our online lesson page! Thank you for reading and watching.

Gabe Dimock – Baseball Rebellion Hitting Instructor

5 thoughts on “Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Eric Thames

  1. I watched his swing and totally agree Gabe! He’s definitely swinging up more. The funny thing is, in this article, the Brewers GM said the change he made was “What we saw on tape was he made an adjustment to his swing. It’s flatter” The GM obviously was not watching the same tape we were watching.

    1. Tim,

      Interesting… I guess this proves that what you feel is not always what is really happening.


  2. What are some good drills to increase the speed of your turn?

    1. Paul,

      We recommend learning to properly use the Rebel’s Rack. Here is the link:
      Also, if you would like to have us provide feedback about your swing through our online lessons, you can check them out here:


  3. Gabe how do you fix the forward head? Are there some drills to teach someone from getting their head to forward when they swing? Been struggling with a hitter doing this for years. can’t seem to get him to feel staying back with his head. Always seems to cross the center line at foot plant and causes him to be too straight up instead of leaning back and causes him to hit everything down.

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