Hitting With Torque—Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson

Check out this ESPN Sports Science video analyzing the swing of Josh Donaldson. If you have been reading this blog, you will recognize several of the hitting keys I have written about that combine for a powerful and consistent swing for both baseball and softball players.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:13794547

Here are four of my hitting keys that are clearly illustrated in the video:

  1. A meaningful leg lift for increased power and consistency. https://torque-hitting.com/2013/07/02/is-your-hitting-stuck-in-the-mud/
  2. The separation of the body and hands before rotation for greater hand and bat speed.  https://torque-hitting.com/2013/06/21/the-calm-before-the-lightning/
  3. The independent rotation of the lower body followed by the upper body for real torque.    https://torque-hitting.com/2013/07/04/independence-day-hitting-key/
  4. Great extension at impact with the ball for “lightning”!                      https://torque-hitting.com/2013/06/16/how-to-put-lightning-into-your-baseballsoftball-swing/