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Soft Toss a Great Way to Go with the Pitch

The next time you are participating in some soft toss drills with a training partner, try this particular drill to mix it up. Instead of the traditional soft toss from the side, have the “tosser”...

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Trade Deadline 2019  - 25 Trade Candidates to Make or Break October

As the clock winds down on the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline, general managers across the country are trying to make last minute moves to solidify their postseason aspirations or build for the future. A...

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Freedom to Swing at Everything

What if I told you about a drill that required a hitter to swing at absolutely everything and it didn’t matter if they made contact or not? Sounds a little unorthodox? Well consider what Hall of...

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Don't Be Afraid of a Little Gas

Former Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams once said, “You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.” Considering that the Splendid Splinter is viewed by many to be the best overall...

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Precision Bunting Through Small Ball Training

The ability to lay down a bunt is crucial for all hitters. Although the ability to “sacrifice” yourself for the good of the team may not earn an athlete a twitter following, it is an important...

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Farewell to a Legend? An Unforgettable Evening at Oracle Park

Throughout the course of the 2019 season the San Francisco Giants and their loyal following have found themselves in unfamiliar territory. For the first time since moving to 24 Willie Mays Plaza,...

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Top Hand Batting Drill for "Dead Pull Hitters"

If a ballplayer is notorious for being a “dead-pull hitter” and is aiming to start using the entire field, this top hand batting drill is a great one. The objective of this exercise is to train...

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Vision Training off the Tee

Anyone who engages in an activity that requires a blunt instrument applying direct mechanical force to an object (cavemen included) suffers from the same temptation - you can't wait to see what...

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The 2019 Hall of Fame of Class - Legends, Longevity and Popularity

A new group of ballplayers were enshrined into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. An impressive collection of athletes that played the game “the right way” and were rewarded for it.

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Hitting is Like Life - Timing is Everything!

We've all had the experience of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Those moments in life when we have bad timing. Well, hitting is like life in that way because timing is everything!...

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Build Stamina & Bat Speed with MaxBP

Baseball and softball don’t get much recognition for being endurance sports. They don’t require the amount of running that other sports do, and over the years there have been countless ballplayers...

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Batting Stances - Not All Are Created Equal

One of the great things about baseball is the "batting stance." For generations aspiring athletes, myself included, have stood in front of a mirror and tried to replicate the stances of their...

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Stayin' Alive! The Art of Fouling Off Pitches - with Brandon Belt

It was one of those beautiful moments in baseball - when all you could do was laugh. The announcers, the capacity crowd and both dugouts. Next the players on the field covered their smiling faces...

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10 Reasons Why Ballplayers Fail to Get Their Reps in on a Daily Basis

1. Tight on space

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How Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Missed out on the $1 Million Prize

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. put on the most impressive display in the history of Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby on Monday Night. He was the talk of the event. He broke every record imaginable....

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The Epic 2019 HR Derby and How to Recreate it in Your Own Backyard

Best. Home Run Derby. Ever.

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The 2019 Home Run Derby - A history of the event and predictions for this year’s field

It’s an exciting time for Major League Baseball and it’s fans, as the home run ball is back and better than ever. As baseballs fly out of the 30 MLB Stadiums at an alarming rate, what better way...

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How to Adjust the Eyes During an At-Bat

There are varying theories on where a batter should focus their eyes during an At-Bat. The hat. The jersey. Dead into the eyes of the pitcher. The truth of the matter is, it doesn't make as much...

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Incorporate Battleship Into Your Tee Work

Sometimes it's important to remember that baseball is a game. Sure it may be more intense than the board games we grew up playing (depending on the competitive nature of your family), but it's a...
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Don't Reinvent the Wheel - Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn was the purest hitter of his generation. Perhaps ever. Gwynn was nearly impossible to strike out (434 K's in 10,000+ AB's) and he was immune to any kind of slump. His ability to hit the...

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Precision Tee Work is Imperative

Nothing disappoints coaches more than seeing their athletes go through drills halfheartedly. But, the reality of the situation is that it happens. Coaches are always outnumbered by their players...
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Hitting with Balance is Essential

Seasoned baseball fans have bore witness to the spectacle far too many times. The ballplayer who steps up to the plate with so much promise, only to go fishing for a breaking ball and come up...

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The Importance of "Measuring Up" Consistently

Every time a batter step's into the box they should "measure up" the same distance to the plate. This will allow a hitter to have a consistent feel for the strike zone from one at-bat to the next....

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Conquering Fear in the Batter's Box

Dorothy Thompson once said, "Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live." As far as anyone knows Thompson was not a baseball enthusiast. She made her mark as the first American...

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You Can't Hit What You Can't See

One of the most basic fundamentals taught to little league players is to "keep your eye on the ball." No matter the location or competition level of the athlete, you will find coaches and parents...

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From the White Lines to the Blue Line - The fascinating history of hockey players on the diamond

When most people think of multi-sport athletes, they think of the traditional combinations of baseball and football - Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders and more recently Kyler Murray. Perhaps even...

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New look Jays are all about the "VELO"

The Toronto Blue Jays have a new look these days. Gone are the mainstays of yesteryear as the Jays have opted to go with a youth movement and a different approach in their game preparation.

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The Best Remedy for the Injury Bug

Every year thousands of athletes around the world are hurt playing the sport they love. This is an unfortunate truth about athletics, injuries do occur. However, with modern day science and...

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Williamsport is upon us, Prepare with MaxBP

As the best little leaguers around the globe set their sights on the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, every invested player, coach and parent are looking for an edge. What can be...

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Say it ain’t so Max

Practice bunting with MaxBP!

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