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Chris Burke Tip of the Week

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A little bit about Chris Burke:

  •  ESPN College & Little League Baseball Analyst
  •  2001 SEC Player of the Year (league leader in batting avg., hits, runs, triples, slg %, OBP, and total bases)
  •  Holds 6 Single Season Hitting Records and 8 Career Hitting Records at the University of Tennessee
  •  2-time Consensus First-team All-American
  •  Hit Walk Off Home Run in 2005 NLDS vs. Atlanta Braves
  •  Professional Hitting Instructor

The Base

*Tristan Pompey- University of Kentucky Outfielder*

Within the separation move, which is the first part of the swing, is the base of the swing. This is the move where the hitter's hands are going back and the front foot is going forward. Once the front foot lands, the base has been created.

Tristan Pompey from the University of Kentucky is someone who can do this from both sides of the plate on a consistent basis. By doing this, he is able to athletically read the pitch and adjust when he is fooled.

The good news is Chris Burke has a very simple tip for hitters to check their base positions. Another question hitters can ask themselves is, how many athletic moves can you make from this position? If the answer is several, then you are more than likely in a good spot.

Check out this week's tip of the week - Separation: Base - with Prep Baseball and Chris Burke!

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