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Chris Burke Tip of the Week

Chris Burke

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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


*Travis Watkins East Carolina University Catcher*

Producing a flat, controlled swing is the goal for every hitter when they come to the plate.

With that being said, we need to practice and rep this to produce the desired results. It is easy for a hitter to convince themselves that they are producing a flat swing in batting practice after a few line drives to the outfield.

However, this week's tip of the week: Control the Barrel is a drill that will make it obvious one way or the other. Give it a try and become a better hitter in the process!

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