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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

where should my bat be?

*Stuart Fairchild Jr. Wake Forest University Outfielder*

One of the breakout players of the year last season was none other than Stuart Fairchild Jr. of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Blasting nearly 20 home runs and hitting over .350, Fairchild had a year to remember.

Why is the bat angle important and how has Fairchild mastered this position?

The answer is simpler than you may think.

As long as the knob of the bat is going towards the catcher and the barrel is moving towards the pitcher, then we are in the right position!

To practice this move, watch Chris Burke's Tip of the Week below with PrepBaseball Report: Separation - Bat Angle. Join eCoachBaseball to learn more!

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