Bryce Harper Swing Timing

bryceHarper1Bryce Harper has the most exaggerated step and load in Major League Baseball. He uses his entire body, from the ground up to swing the bat. Many baseball pundits said he had too much wasted motion to hit at the Major League level. So much for pundits.

This video focuses on the timing of Harper’s swing. Hitting is timing and given the small window of time the batter has to decide to swing or not to swing, the hitter must start his swing in concert with the pitching motion. This video explores that synchronization using slow motion video and the telestrator.