LASER BAT SPEED CASE STUDY – NEW YORK METS PROSPECT RAPHAEL RAMIREZ

144% INCREASE IN OVERALL HITTING SKILLS

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

We measured 4 key contact zones over 4 hitting sessions in order to test the skills of a complete hitter

Criteria

  • Swing Path
  • Rotation
  • Contact Depth
  • Bat Speed
  • Power
  • Upper Body Position

Scoring 1 to 10 we calculated:

  • Point Difference
  • Percentage Improvement

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:

  • Improve rotational mechanics and generating power from the core
  • Allowing the ball to travel, hips leading the hands and exploding on the ball with the hips at the very last moment
  • 2 handed short-to-short and flat follow through (to imitate hitting a top-level, up-and-inside-fastball)
  • Gaining the skills and confidence to sit back, relax and hit a top-level MLB inside fastball during game day

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.

EXPLOSIVE CORE DRILL – 2-ARMS INSERTED

MEASUREMENT 1 – LOW-AWAY DEEP CONTACT FRONT TOSS

MEASUREMENT 2 – UP-INSIDE DEEP CONTACT FRONT TOSS

EXTENSION DRILLS – BACK-ARM INSERTED

MEASUREMENT 3 – LOW-AWAY EXTENDED CONTACT FRONT TOSS

MEASUREMENT 4 – BELT-HIGH EXTENDED CONTACT FRONT TOSS

MLB Players

Eric Thames, Major League Player For The Milwaukee Brewers

Congratulations to Eric Thames for making it back to the Majors and signing a $16,000,000 contract with the Brewers. Eric was one of the first pro players to train using our Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer.

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.

August 13th, 2016

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

September 1st, 2016

Yeah man, been crushing it

Eric Thames, update on progress

November 29th, 2016

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