Articles referenced: https://weei.radio.com/blogs/rob-bradford/here-real-change-xander-bogaerts-swing https://blogs.fangraphs.com/bostons-tim-hyers-talks-hitting/ In this podcast I analyze a hitting coach who is supposed to be one of the best in the game. I don't criticize because I want to tear him down particularly. I want to tear down the entire system, because it's a mess. The blind are leading the blind. People think coaching swing mechanics in baseball has improved a great deal in the past few years due to the "new school" approach. But it's just as bad as it was in the seventies, eighties, and nineties.
https://soundcloud.com/jaime-cevallos-606565849/tsm-podcast-2 In this podcast, I discuss an interview with Rick Eckstein, hitting coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is a great interview done by David Laurila (in a series called "Talks Hitting" that he does every so often) in which he asks many informative questions that give you a glimpse into the philosophy of your every day Major League Baseball hitting coach.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/12/sports/baseball/ap-bbo-all-those-directors.html This podcast is my response to the above New York Times article about the trend of Major League Baseball teams hiring "directors of hitting" positions. I hope you enjoy.