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Hitting Vault Review: Top 5 Batting Gloves

There are a wide array of batting gloves on the market. You can pick them up anywhere from Dick’s Sporting Goods to Big 5 Sports to your local batting cage. There are a lot of options, but which ones are the best? The following post will cover the top 5 batting gloves on the market […]

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Cody Bellinger Swing Analysis

It is no doubt that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger is putting up crazy numbers a third of the way through the 2019 campaign. What makes Bellinger so good? Ever since he busted onto the scene two years ago the kid has been able to hit the long ball. Now he can hit home […]

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Advanced Baseball Analytics to Measure a Great Hitter

Advanced stats, metrics. and baseball analytics. There are endless terms that can describe the latest craze in collegiate and professional baseball and softball. Coaching staffs and scouting departments have largely dismissed your more traditional statistical evaluation and instead focused on the “sabermetrics” aspect of the game. For more information on some basic hitting stats, check […]

Three Basic MLB Hitting Stats for Great Hitters

3 Basic MLB Hitting Stats that Define a Great Hitter

In the world of high school, collegiate and professional baseball and softball, the impact of advanced analytics and “new-age” statistics can’t be ignored. More and more,coaching staffs and even players themselves are spending endless hours diving deep into MLB hitting stats and these new statistical reports in order to find an edge. Want to be […]

Hope Brandner Swing Analysis

Hope Brandner Swing Analysis

The University of Minnesota Gophers punched their ticket to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series largely in part to Hope Brandner and Amber Fiser. Fiser led the Gophers on the mound, while Hope Brandner provided the offense. The sophomore transfer from Oregon State hit .354 with 19 homers at the completion of her […]

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Coach Update: Alexa Peterson

This is Alexa Peterson letting you know what I’ve been up to! I just got back from the Netherlands where I spent two weeks playing in their professional league for the Haarlem Sparks. It was my first time to Europe, and I really enjoyed my experience. I felt right at home (I’m from Oregon) with […]

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Understanding Launch Position in Baseball and Softball

Launch position in baseball and softball is one of the most misunderstood in the game today. If you’ve spent any time around the baseball or softball field, you’ve probably heard a few phrases thrown around like: “Wow, he or she has a launch angle swing.” “If he didn’t have a launch angle swing, he wouldn’t […]

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The Hitting Vault Swing Analysis: Mookie Betts

Boston Red Sox Outfielder Mookie Betts won the American League Most Valuable Player award in 2018 due to his stellar defense and his ability to hit not only for average but also power. He led the regular season with a .346 batting average, had 32 home runs, and 47 doubles. Having both tools power and […]

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Softball Drills and Practice Plans

As a softball coach, you probably spend a good amount of time putting together specific softball drills and practice plans. The biggest piece of advice we can give is to take the same game mentality into practice. Practice can get dry, monotonous, and players can lose focus. As a coach, we always want to focus […]

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Baseball Hitting Drills for Power

At The Hitting Vault, we have over 100 baseball hitting drills for power. In baseball, people often associate the term “power” with gargantuan sluggers hitting baseballs over the Green Monster at Fenway Park. However, you do not have to be six-foot-six to hit for power. Red Sox outfielder and American League MVP Mookie Betts and […]