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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

foot down on time

*Will Toffey – Vanderbilt University Infielder*

The phrase "foot down early" is an extremely common phrase and one that is being taught around the entire country. This is being preached at all levels, specifically the college level to give hitters a better opportunity to read the pitch.

However, if you are supposed to have your foot down early, then why are some of the best in the game not getting their foot down until they are ready to swing the bat?

Chris Burke breaks this down for us in this week's tip of the week with Prep Baseball Report.

In short, you are not supposed to get your foot down early, but rather get your foot down on time. If your foot was required to be down early, then why do some of the best hitters in the game use a leg kick?

Hitters like Will Toffey and several others know better than this. Check out this week's tip of the week and hear Chris break this myth done for you!

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