Why the Kansas City Royals are in the World Series

Post date: Oct 22, 2014 5:20:35 PM

The Kansas City Royals are in the World Series for the first time since 1985!!! Do you know one of the reasons for the Royals getting there? THEIR HITTING!!! In this first video (below) you can see Eric Hosmer crank a home run vs. the Angels in the 11th inning of game 2 of the ALDS. After you watch this video, watch it again and look for things that Eric did correct.

Were you able to see what he did right?

Is this screenshot below, I have marked some areas below that I thought that Eric Hosmer did a great job with in his swing. The first thing I noticed was his front knee. By “popping” your front leg straight, you are able to get your hips through the ball; this allows you to hit the ball harder. The next thing I noticed was his head was right down on the baseball. Like I always say, “if you’re not watching the ball, it’s going to be MUCH harder to hit it!” The third thing I noticed was that Eric stayed inside the baseball. If you look at his left arm, you can see that it forms an L, which is a strong hitting position. The forth thing I noticed was that he drove his back leg down towards the ground. In this swing, he is getting a TON of power from his back leg. Lastly, Eric rotated his back foot, allowing him to use his hips and legs for power.

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