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Casting is a move that was implemented by Mel Ott, Roberto Clemente, Albert Belle, and now Ronald Acuna. It works because it gets the barrel into the zone nice and early. And while the barrel isn't traveling as far, it's really not the distance the barrel travels that determines the speed. It's more about the timing of the forward bending of the bat.

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  On September 8th, 2020, the championship rounds were held for the Xpert Summit Hitting Debate.  You can find the debate here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tThABt_vyc8&list=PLLQLAw4e7jRxCUryHmn0l3IGb5yo2MHRP&index=8&t=906s I mention a few mistakes made by the two swing coaches, mistakes that are indicative of mistakes that have been made since swing instruction began in the 70s.  It's not that Casey Smith and Patrick Jones are flawed in their approach.  It's that the entire paradigm under which baseball swing instruction has existed is flawed.  It's time that we try to look at the swing in a completely different way. It really is time for a...

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