By colin99 •  Updated: 10/02/14 •  2 min read

(White Plains, New York)

The very START of the swing is a downward movement. If you don’t believe me, watch Jeter & Youkalis take their practice swings. Many weaker hitters level out their swing at the very start, creating a slight loop and making them a fraction of a second late to the ball. A fraction of a second is an eternity in baseball. Being “short to the ball” is a must!

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