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Tool Time: Top Right-Handed Swing

Dan Robertson

Every hitting success starts with a solid base, strong balance, and easy swing. Those traits bring forth power, discipline, and the potential for damage. Albert Pujols may own the best right-handed swing in the majors, but these San Diego Padres prospects are doing their best to imitate.

Dan Robertson Short, compact, without a lot of moving parts – Robertson's swing is how you draw it up. With a solid base, good separation and stride, Robertson's hands are in strong hitting position. With the foundation set, Robertson's quick wrists and strong arms go into motion. A level swing allows the outfielder to keep his bat head in the hitting zone for an extended period of time, giving...

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