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Describe your batting stance

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Ok I will start it off. I have an open stance with my legs fairly straight and my hands at about shoulder to ear length up-about 1 foot away from my shoulder. The distance between my legs is about 2 1/2 ft. I try to keep my weight back by not taking a long stride, and slightly lifting my foot off the ground. In MVP terms I would say I am maybe a Giambi, Open, or a Delgado (w/o the bent legs).

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Similar to Aaron Rowand/Hideki Matsui but a bit more open with a lot more bat waggle (ala sheffield).

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I used to use a bit of a "bum" stance, meaning very non-chalant, almost standing there. I bent my knees a tiny bit, spread out about 3 feet, very slightly open with my back toe pointed at the second basemens vicinity. Bat was at about a 30 degree angle vertically from the plane of my shoulders and maybe a bit pointed back. Always kept it right on my shoulder unless I was having a lapse into cocking my swing, in which case I'd move the bat back until my left arm was fully extended...but only used during BP because its not too easy to get good bat head speed that way.

Good tip for not shifting your weight too early...experiment for how far you like to stride, what feels comfortable and works best for you, and then spread your stance to that distance or a bit in front of it. Good habit to get into is not stepping forward but pushing your body forward on impact, if that makes some sense.

Bighurt, whats the reason for your waggle?

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I have a very wide stance, kind of like Bagwell's, but I'm not that low. I do not stride when the pitch is thrown, I just shift my weight back. I don't have any movement with the bat (wiggle), I do **** it back as I'm shifting my weight to hit.

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I crouch, and wiggle my bat like Sierra, but my feet aren't open.

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Mine's a bit like Pujols; arms raised way behind my head, crouched down low with a wide stance. Generates lots of bat speed for linedrives.

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started batting like frank thomas in babe ruth league and it stuck with me through high school

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A bit like Brett Boone's stance except the bat is parallel to the ground with no movement and my front leg is slightly lifted up, also I bat with my front foot even with home plate in the middle of the box.

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Pretty much exactly like Nick Swisher (Oakland A's), except I am strictly a RH hitter, not a switch hitter.

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I have a generic stance, back leg bent more than the front though. Kind of like Jeromy Burnitz or Larry Walker. I tried opening it up a little, but I didnt like that.

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mine is like pujols. a little bit more upright though

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Mine is like Batista, that used be an Oriole... I have to face the plate with my chest toward the pitcher, or i can't pick up the ball.

My pitching stance is like Hideo Nomo, I turn my back to the catcher and twist off my pitches.

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I have my feet about the same as Shawn Green, and I the top of my body is like Delgado's, and I kinda move the bat around, to get my muscles ready to crack the ball.

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In MVP terms, I have an Upright batting stance on the left side. I keep my bat still but pointed 45 degrees.

On the right side, I open up a little more, bend my knees slightly, still keeping my bat still, except pointed higher, about 15 degrees. I keep my front foot slightly ahead of my back foot, shifting weight minimally to maintain balance.

My pitching delivery was like Kevin Millwood's. Slow, controlled.

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Just straight up Bagwell. I bat just like bagwell w/o his pre-pitch waggle. To me, I see the ball better than standing up.:mrgreen:

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oh yeah Kev...huge UK fan here, where you from?

I currently live in Tacoma, Washington ( KEVin AT TAComa, the origin of my screen name), but I lived for 9 years in Lexington up until about 4 years ago. I got hooked on UK because my dad was a doc there at the university hospital and we also had season tickets to football games. I love the football team and am much more hardcore with them then the basketball team, whos success is a bonus :) .

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I have some sort of cross between Manny Ramirez and Luis Gonzalez.

Hey, it works! :p

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Mine is kinda like Jim Edmonds, except that I don't crouch as much when the pitcher starts his delivery. I used go Delgado-style but realized I get more bat speed and a smoother swing the new way.

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I bat switch, When i Bat Right-Handed, think Pujols. When i bat left-handed, think Rafael Furcal

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Right - I'm a lot like Griffey only my hands are up above my ear and the bat is pointed behind me with a little "wiggle" to until the pitcher starts his wind up. left- same but with the bat below my ear and seating on my shoulder..

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Alfonso Soriano. Quick and precise.

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When I was little I modeled it after D.Strawberry.... A right handed version. 2 years ago I was in a co-ed softball league where the men had to bat left handed, kept the same swing.

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