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Joe Mauer's SwingHitting can be complicated.

Because the high-level swing is VERY sophisticated.

For good reasons.

As I learned during my experience with Andres Torres, you have to move VERY well if you want to be successful at the major league level.

And the smallest flaw will have a huge impact.

Similarly, when I was working with Tommy Pham, understanding and improving the tiniest of movements — and inefficiencies — was they key to fixing his problem with Warning Track Power and getting the ball over the wall.

But what if someone you know or coach is trying to learn how to just make contact?

The Simplest Swing

These are three of my favorite pictures of hitters and, if you look at them in sequence, you will see the very core of the swing, for both baseball and fast-pitch softball.

Simplest Swing

Joe Dimaggio

Simplest Swing

Barry Bonds

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Joe Mauer

One thing that I hope this sequence makes clear is that there's a reason why I use the term Rotational Hitting.

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Simplest Swing

At the most most basic level, hitting is just a matter of Rotating.

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