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Joe Francisco, former player in the Braves organization, works with New York Mets catcher, Cam Maron, to show proper top hand progression. The drill's main focus is to get the bat head out in front, on the proper swing plane level, so that you can make much more solid and consistent contact with the ball.
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If you go back several decades, the common thought was that baseball players should never lift weights. Common thinking at the time was that bulking up would cause players to lose their agility and harm their throwing, hitting and fielding far more than the added power would help. Today, many coaches are telling players to lift weights. Are they right?