Breaking Down Pittsburgh Pirates Swing Mechanics – Part I
By Jim Tufexis
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Josh Harrison – 3B
Josh Harrison is a pretty short player but he stands tall in the box before the pitch is thrown. You can see he uses the bat bobbing back and forth as his timing mechanism along with a decent front leg kick. His head is still and on the ball throughout the whole process of his swing. As he picks up his front leg you will notice that his hands get into hitting position rather quickly, and then when his foot hits the ground he throws his hands at the ball and gets the barrel of the bat through the zone rather quickly. Josh uses his hips well to drive the ball to the gaps which is part of the momentum from his leg kick.
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