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December 12, 2009

All About the Uppercut

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ December 12, 2009 4:02 pm

Jonas Fester:

Two swing types include those that are line drive/contact oriented and those that are fly ball/power oriented. Some examples of hitters with a line drive/contact oriented swing are Robinson Cano, Ichiro, and Derek Jeter, while on the other side of the spectrum, you’d associate hitters like Adam Dunn, Carlos Pena, and Mark Reynolds with fly ball oriented swings.

There are some with the rare ability to hit for both power and make consistent contact, one example being Albert Pujols, but he’s a topic for another time.

Today however, I’d like to focus on Mark Teixeira, and the power of the uppercut. …


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