Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Eric Thames

Written by on April 24, 2017 in hitting, Pro Breakdowns - 5 Comments

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

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Gabe Dimock is the 2nd instructor to be certified in Baseball Rebellion and I.T.S. Baseball’s Hitting System. He has worked at Baseball Rebellion since 2013 and in that time has built a solid local reputation as a gifted hitting and catching instructor. Gabe Dimock’s first article was published on in 2014 and his contribution to lessons and technique has been invaluable since joining the staff. Gabe is the coordinator and head instructor of the I.T.S. Baseball Catching Class, helping develop catching technique behind the plate for kids of all ages. Gabe Dimock played catcher at Appalachian State University with a great story of work ethic and perseverance. Gabe originally started playing for the club baseball team, leading the team to 2 regional berths, the team’s first ever World Series, and earned team MVP his sophomore year. Gabe, then made the varsity team, and started his senior season and was named team MVP. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in exercise science. Wish you could learn and train with Gabe Dimock? Now you can by signing up for Baseball Rebellion's Online Hitting Lessons!

5 Comments on "Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Eric Thames"

  1. Tim April 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm · Reply

    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.

    • Gabe Dimock May 1, 2017 at 1:28 pm · Reply


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


  2. Paul May 1, 2017 at 2:29 am · Reply

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

  3. Kendal May 5, 2017 at 11:23 am · Reply

    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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