Thanks to coach Seth La Fera for running the sessions and New York Mets prospect Raphael Ramirez for taking part in the very first Laser Core Sport Precise Bat Speed Trainer
Raphael noticed a big improvement in rotation, bat speed and power as soon as he let go of swinging with his arms and concentrated on his core. Below’s a summary of our goals for this case study:
We’re very excited to see Raphael’s progression over the upcoming Spring Training and look forward to seeing him hit against top-level MLB pitching.
In August 2016 while playing in the Korean Professional League, Eric purchased a Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer, seeking a way to improve help his swing in order to attract more interest from Major League teams….mission accomplished. The most appealing feature of our Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer was our Explosive Core Power drills (generating power from your core with a short and quiet swing).
Explosive Core Power drills prepare you for success against top level pitchers MLB pitchers who can 95mph and above, locate the ball in the extremities of the strike zone and change speeds. In this case you have less time to react or “guess hit” using an extension swing type where you generate most your power from momentum, as opposed to your core.
An example of this was seen in the Cleveland versus Chicago World Series. In first few games the Chicago Cubs hitters were using an extension swing and hoping for a mistake pitch down the middle, as a result they were bamboozled with late breaking movement, located on the extremities of the strike zone.
After a dismal start, Joe Maddon coached his players to adopt an opposite field hitting approach (explosive deep contact zone, core swing). Enabling them to let the ball travel, giving them a better chance of reading and reacting to late movement. As a result the Cubbies bats woke up and guess what? Hitters started hitting for power! And you know why? Because, they weren’t trying to pull everything 500 ft over the home run fence.
Dude....you are spot on! As you saw, my hip rotation has been lagging for years! Even in the big leagues. I'm not satisfied to be at 60%, I'm ready to strap this thing on and get to work
Eric Thames, discussing his initial training goals with our Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer
Yeah man, been crushing it
Eric Thames, update on progress
Free agent Eric Thames agreed Tuesday to a $16 million, three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers
Source; ABC news article on Eric Thames return to the MLB