More Power: A Visual Representation of Improvement with the Rebel’s Rack

Written By: Chas Pippitt

Using Spray Charts to Show How the Rebel's Rack Helps Increase Power

If you don't know, Baseball Rebellion's Rebel's Rack is a rotational power product designed to help hitters turn their body faster and hit the ball farther.

Every hitter wants to hit for more power but many don't know where to go to train how to do so. Everybody and their brother on the internet is a hitting coach.  All of us say we can improve your exit speed or distance but here at Baseball Rebellion, we have a methodology that has shown to increase power.

I wanted to use the spray charts generated by HitTrax to show you, visually, how the Rebel's Rack can improve hitters.  Below, you'll see seven different spray charts from baseball players and softball players young and old.  Amazingly, you can see incredible differences, but all the differences are not the same.

Reading the Spray Charts

Blue Dots on the spray charts are HITS.
Red Dots on the spray charts are OUTS.
Black Dots on the spray charts are balls hit off a tee.

The farther the dot is from home plate, the further the ball traveled.  Farther dots tend to be doubles, triples and home runs.  While closer dots tend to be singles. The most current session is the top graphic, while the evaluation session is the bottom.

Player 1- Baseball: 8-years-old, 2 months apart

Spray Chart

Player 2- Baseball: 7-years-old, 6 weeks apart

Spray Chart

In hitters one and two, neither hit the ball super 'hard' from an exit velocity perspective.  Because of this, many people would theorize that it's better for them to hit the ball low. In actuality, it's better for them to hit the ball higher so they can get it out of the infield. As their launch angles went up on average, their hitting success went up as well. Avoiding infielders works at ALL LEVELS. So even though both hitters saw an exit velocity jump from Rebel's Rack movement training, they got more hits because they hit it higher.

Player 3- Baseball: 9-years-old, 1 month apart

Spray Chart

Player 4- Baseball: 16-years-old, 2 months apart

Spray Chart

Hitters three and four are different than hitters one and two.  These hitters have more exit velocity and power than the first two players. Even so, you can see how both hitters increased their power both pull side and to center field.  Hitting the ball higher was not the change we made here, we just wanted them to 'carry' the velocity they already generated to higher launch angles. For example, each hitter already hit the ball hard enough so we didn't need to make them hit it harder. When they hit the ball higher at the same exit velocity they already generated, their distance went up anywhere from 40 to 100 feet. Rebel's Rack work with a concentration on getting the back shoulder to drop more helped achieve this.

Player 5- Baseball: 14-years-old, 6 months apart


Hit Design

Did you notice in the above spray chart how few balls are hit directly to the outfielders?  The above spray charts are what "Hit Design" should actually look like.  Avoiding fielders is key in baseball and softball and we have been working on true "Hit Design" here at BRHQ for years.  In the coming months, we will talk more about avoiding fielders, understanding where hits 'live' in the cage, and coaching players to be more productive.

Player 6- Baseball: 16-years-old, 4 months apart


Hitter six was an interesting spot as well. This hitter had been trained to stay low and to the middle of the field all the time, in spite of the fact that he had great size and strength. We showed him some movements and focused on his 'pull side elevation' in his swing as he rolled lots of balls over when he pulled them initially. As of now, this hitter has four home runs as a freshman four-hole hitter for his varsity team. His exit velocity is up 15-mph since he started with us and his distance is up over 140 feet. Because of this, he is a legitimate D1 power prospect and none of that was possible without the Rebel's Rack movement training.

Player 7- Softball: 13-years-old, 4 months apart


How Were These Results Achieved?

The only intervention or training tool used with all these hitters was the Rebel's Rack.  As you can see, all of the hitters above gained considerable distance with this training.  Some in short amounts of time, others slightly longer.  Either way, the gains were created and sustained with deliberate turn training.  Learning a movement and then loading a movement is key in all training environments.  The Rebel's Rack movements will change your hitter's ability forever with increased power and bat speed.  Learn to turn, don't just try to learn to hit.

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