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