Hitting Theory

Pitchers Who Can Rake

In general, I am in favor of employing the Designated Hitter (DH) across baseball for a variety of reasons, most of which are outside the scope of this article. One…

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Hitting Conversations With Baseball Rebellion

I talk to many coaches, all over the country, on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis.  One of my favorite coaches (we will call him “Eric” which is not his…

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Should You Finish Your Swing With One Hand or Two?

The Toronto Blue Jays had one of Baseball’s best offenses from 2012-2015. One of the main reasons for this has been Edwin Encarnacion. Since 2012, Encarnacion has hit 151 home runs. He hit 117 home runs in the seven seasons prior. This article written by Jack Moore from Sports On Earth credits Encarnacion’s success to……

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What’s Your Two Strike Approach?

Have you ever heard your coaches yell “two-strike approach” from the coaching box or dugout? What does that mean? Most of the time they are looking for their hitters to…

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Baseball Rebellion Links Front Side Injuries to Swing Mechanics

The vast majority of injury discussion surrounding baseball involves pitching and throwing mechanics due to the alarming Tommy John epidemic. For more on this click here to see Justin Orenduff’s groundbreaking information. But what about hitting mechanics? At Baseball Rebellion, we teach our hitters to land with an open front foot to maximize performance and…

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The Truth About Bat Grip

One constant message we send to our players regarding hitting is “your first mistake is your worst mistake.” A hitter’s first mistake causes the subsequent pieces of the swing to deteriorate. This idea makes a hitter’s setup and grip extremely important! This particular article is going to focus on the grip portion of the setup…….

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SCARY BAD Baseball Coaching by Jose Canseco! Baseball Rebellion Halloween Edition

Twitter is a beautiful thing.  It allows me to communicate directly with our readers and see the interesting thoughts they have on the game.  Occasionally, a reader will Tweet me…

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What can a Seesaw Teach us about Baseball Hitting Mechanics?

Do you know how hard it is to find video of people using a seesaw in a normal way?  There’s tons of ‘seesaw fail’ videos on youtube…and they all involve…

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Gain Early Bat Speed with “The Rule of The Flail”

Bat speed.  Where does it start and how is it created?   This could possibly be one of, if not, the most controversial aspects of the swing among those looking…

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