Breaking Down Pittsburgh Pirates Swing Mechanics – Part I

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Mar 21, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates helmets and bats lay in the dugout prior to the game against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Every Major League Baseball player has to learn how to swing the bat from somewhere right?  Whether it be playing with a stick in the backyard, having your dad teach you, or just imitating your favorite major league player.  It all starts when your younger.  This article is going to be a two part article (starting infielders and outfielders) breaking down each players swing. All baseball players get their swings tweaked as they move up the ranks from little league to high-school to college and then the pros. Swings are an everyday project for major league ballplayers, they practice their swing constantly. They are studying film trying to break down their swing if they are in a slump or looking for what is making them drive the ball more. Now a days with technology breaking down a swing is a lot easier but you sometimes take out the human eye out of the equation and that can never be replaced. I’ll be breaking down the Pittsburgh Pirates swing mechanics, starting with the infielders.  Let’s get started.

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