Lower Half – Engaging Back Hip


    1. Hi Mike

      My experience has been that different hitting coaches teach different positions for the front foot (some more open, some more closed…). The hitting coach that works with this player (Trey Mancini) is Blake Doyle who has been with the Rockies the past few years. I believe Blake teaches more of a closed front foot.

      To me it often comes down to hip flexibility. If hitter has fairly tight hips they may have to open up front foot to allow the hips & pelvis to get through the ball while placing less stress on the lower back. If they have flexible hips, they may be able to keep the front foot more closed and still turn pelvis through the ball…

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