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2006 Easton Stealth Baseball Bat TPX Dynasty Baseball Bat DeMarini VooDoo Baseball Bat Baseball Softball Resource Center

“Don’t keep that elbow up!

This is one of the worst habits a baseball batter can pick up.

With the exception of only a handful of Major League Baseball Players, keeping your “elbow up” is not the best way to approach or teach hitting.

Go ahead grab a baseball bat and get your hands and arms into an extremely over exaggerated elbow up stance and then do a swinging motion. See how your back elbow and shoulder has to come back down? Wasted movement can be devastating to a batting average, and in this case will cause you to get under the baseball and pop it up. Why not start with your hands in a better spot?

Here is something Mike Sweeney Sr. had me do during a batting lesson as a child.

To get yourself used to keeping your elbow down, place a tennis ball under your armpit and take some practice swings, maybe even a few rounds in a baseball batting cage. This will help you keep your elbow down and allow you to be only a short stroke away from the baseball.

Now, if you hit currently hit with your elbow up and are doing just fine then why change it? You are an exception to the rule. If you do find yourself in a slump (and all of us batters do on occasion) why not try this drill?

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