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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

How to finish the swing

 *Drew Ellis – University of Louisville Infielder*

The finish of the swing is a characteristic that is very rarely discussed. However, it is just as important as the other three parts of the swing, but also allows for a good deal of individuality.

Chris Burke of eCoachBaseball is a big believer of using two hands if you are a younger hitter and are still growing into your swing. Using two hands allows you to keep the strong hand going through the baseball and prevents hitters from losing their swing at impact/extension.

However, as you get older like Drew Ellis of the University of Louisville, finishing with one hand becomes more advantageous. Ellis and other college hitters, are able to create so much extension that they literally run out of room and are required to finish with one hand. With that being said, successfully finishing with one hand requires experience and strength as much as anything.

Take a look at this week’s tip of the week with Chris Burke and PrepBaseball Report to hear Chris Burke break down the two options!

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