Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Jeren Kendall

Written by on February 15, 2017 in hitting, Pro Breakdowns - 2 Comments

Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown:

Jeren Kendall

Jeren Kendall is going to be one of the first picks in this years MLB draft. His athletic build, speed, and arm strength are really the main reasons for his high draft status. Last year his stats were good for the SEC for sure. His 9 homers and 16 doubles are good but his 62 strikeouts are what really pop out to me. This is also what professional scouts are afraid because he does swing and miss too often for a guy who will be asked to handle the bat. Here are his complete stats.

After reviewing many of his swing, you’ll notice how poorly his upper half is used. Along with some minor lower half improvements, Jeren’s upper half needs a total overhaul. You’ll notice the hard knob pull very early in his rotation that destroys any chance of Jeren having a deep and quick barrel rotation. Deep and quick barrel acceleration is what players must have to stay at the big league level for more than a week. I hope for Jeren that he gets into the right hands early and gets away from a very “college swing”.

JK Whited, Hitting Instructor at The Baseball Rebellion

About the Author

JK is a certified Baseball Rebellion and I.T.S. Baseball hitting instructor. He has done over 7,000 lessons since 2008. JK works everyday alongside Chas Pippitt and Gabe Dimock to create the most up to date techniques and drills to improve hitters of any age. JK played Division 1 baseball at UNC Asheville where as captain, he led the Bulldogs to a Big South Conference championship and their first ever regional birth in 2006.Wish you could learn and train with JK Whited? Now you can, by signing up for Baseball Rebellion's Online Hitting Lessons!

2 Comments on "Baseball Rebellion Swing Breakdown: Jeren Kendall"

  1. Sam Irwin February 17, 2017 at 10:51 am · Reply

    Good stuff JK

    • jkhittingrebel February 17, 2017 at 11:47 am · Reply

      Thanks Sam!

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