2006 – 2007NCAA Division I National Champions
Oregon
State
University     Baseball
Program“What really happens at the plate.”        (hitting absolutes)         (run pr...
Oregon
State
University
       Baseball
ProgramHi6ng
is:1. Balance
(dynamic)2. Rhythm
(body
in
moAon)3. Timing
(ge6ng
down...
Hi6ng
Absolutes   Stance
Vladimir Guerrero               California AngelsKey   Points:1.    Balance2.    Hands in a position to hit; wrists above ...
Evan Longoria              Tampa Bay Devil RaysKey   Points:1.    Balance2.    Hands in a position to hit; wrists above el...
Joe Mauer               Minnesota TwinsKey   Points:1.    Balance2.    Hands in a position to hit; wrists above elbows3.  ...
Carter Bell          Oregon State UniversityKey   Points:1.    Balance2.    Hands in a position to hit; wrists above elbow...
Hi6ng
Absolutes    Load
Hanley Ramirez             Florida MarlinsKey   Points:1.    Balance2.    Front Shoulder inside front hip3.    Front elbow...
Josh Hamilton             Texas RangersKey   Points:1.    Balance2.    Front Shoulder inside front hip3.    Front elbow at...
Alex Rodriguez        New York YankeesKey Points:•Balance•Front shoulder inside of front hip•Front elbow at or close to 90...
Hi6ng
Absolutes    Land
Joe Mauer                   Minnesota TwinsKey   Points:1.    Head out over belly button between balls of feet2.    50-50 ...
Albert Pujols                St. Louis CardinalsKey   Points:1.    Head out over belly button between balls of feet2.    5...
Hanley Ramirez                   Florida MarlinsKey   Points:1.    Head out over belly button between balls of feet2.    5...
Jared Norris         Oregon State University1.Key Points:2.  Head out over belly button between balls of feet3.4.    50-50...
Hi6ng
AbsolutesPrior
to
Contact
Jacoby
Ellsbury              Boston
Red
SoxKey   Points:1.    Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line2.    Unlocking in se...
Derek Jeter                 NY YankeesKey   Points:1.    Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line2.    Unlocking in sequenc...
Ryan Howard            Philadelphia PhilliesKey   Points:1.    Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line2.    Unlocking in s...
Hi6ng
Absolutes   Contact
Albert Pujols                      St. Louis CardinalsKey   Points:1.    Hitting into a firm front side2.    Back foot is ...
Joe Mauer               Minnesota TwinsKey   Points:1.    Hitting into a firm front side2.    Back foot is high because of...
Ryan Howard                  Philadelphia PhilliesKey   Points:1.    Hitting into a firm front side2.    Back foot is high...
Stefen Romero               Oregon State University1.Key Points:2.  Hitting into a firm front side3.4.    Back foot is hig...
Hi6ng
AbsolutesJust
aMer
Contact
Pablo Sandoval                    SF GiantsKey   Points:1.    Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line (balance)2.    High ...
David Wright                    New York MetsKey   Points:1.    Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line (balance)2.    Hig...
Hanley Ramirez                   Florida MarlinsKey   Points:1.    Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line (balance)2.    ...
Oregon
State
University
      Baseball
ProgramHi6ng
is:1. Balance
(dynamic)2. Rhythm
(body
in
moAon)3. Timing
(ge6ng
down
...
Oregon
State
University
   Baseball
Program  Offensive
Make
UpRun
ProducAon
v.
Hi6ng
Beat
the
Game
(v.
opponent)1.   Win
the
big
inning:
Almost
90%
of
the
Ame
the
team
that
     has
the
biggest
inning
wins.2...
Offensive
AbsolutesSituaAonal
Hi6ng:1. Moving
runner
to
third
with
no
outs2. Driving
in
runner
from
third
with
less
than
tw...
Pressure
is
the
Key!1.   Short
game:
put
the
ball
in
the
kill
zones
on
each
line:
20
–
45
     feet
from
home
plate.2.   H...
ProducAve
Outs1. Produce
a
run2. Gain
a
base3. 5+
pitch
at
bat4. Quality
at
bat:
situaAonal
How
to
Create
a
Big
Inning1.   Leadoff
Himer
gets
on
base2.   Take
every
base
the
opponent
gives
you
     (smart
aggressive...
In‐Game
     AMer
At‐Bat
PrioriAes1. Did
I
get
a
good
pitch
to
hit?2. Am
I
seeing
the
baseball?3. Did
I
arrive
on
Ame?4. H...
2006 – 2007NCAA Division I National Champions
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  • Osu hitting

    1. 1. 2006 – 2007NCAA Division I National Champions
    2. 2. Oregon
State
University Baseball
Program“What really happens at the plate.” (hitting absolutes) (run production)
    3. 3. Oregon
State
University
 Baseball
ProgramHi6ng
is:1. Balance
(dynamic)2. Rhythm
(body
in
moAon)3. Timing
(ge6ng
down
on
Ame)4. DirecAonally
BallisAc
Lower
Body
    4. 4. Hi6ng
Absolutes Stance
    5. 5. Vladimir Guerrero California AngelsKey Points:1. Balance2. Hands in a position to hit; wrists above elbows3. Eyes level4. Front Shoulder inside of front hip
    6. 6. Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Devil RaysKey Points:1. Balance2. Hands in a position to hit; wrists above elbows3. Eyes level4. Front Shoulder inside of front hip
    7. 7. Joe Mauer Minnesota TwinsKey Points:1. Balance2. Hands in a position to hit; wrists above elbows3. Eyes level4. Front Shoulder inside of front hip
    8. 8. Carter Bell Oregon State UniversityKey Points:1. Balance2. Hands in a position to hit; wrists above elbows3. Eyes level4. Front Shoulder inside of front hip
    9. 9. Hi6ng
Absolutes Load
    10. 10. Hanley Ramirez Florida MarlinsKey Points:1. Balance2. Front Shoulder inside front hip3. Front elbow at or close to 90 degrees4. Knob of bat to catcher’s glove5. Eyes level
    11. 11. Josh Hamilton Texas RangersKey Points:1. Balance2. Front Shoulder inside front hip3. Front elbow at or close to 90 degrees4. Knob of bat to catcher’s glove5. Eyes level
    12. 12. Alex Rodriguez New York YankeesKey Points:•Balance•Front shoulder inside of front hip•Front elbow at or close to 90 degrees•Knob of bat at catcher’s glove•Eyes Level
    13. 13. Hi6ng
Absolutes Land
    14. 14. Joe Mauer Minnesota TwinsKey Points:1. Head out over belly button between balls of feet2. 50-50 weight balance prior to landing3. Barrel of bat angled toward catcher
    15. 15. Albert Pujols St. Louis CardinalsKey Points:1. Head out over belly button between balls of feet2. 50-50 weight balance at land3. Back knee trigger starting the swing4. Front foot angled5. Barrel of bat angled toward catcher
    16. 16. Hanley Ramirez Florida MarlinsKey Points:1. Head out over belly button between balls of feet2. 50-50 weight balance at land3. Back knee trigger starting the swing4. Front foot angled5. Barrel of bat angled toward catcher
    17. 17. Jared Norris Oregon State University1.Key Points:2. Head out over belly button between balls of feet3.4. 50-50 weight balance at land Back knee trigger starting the swing5. Front foot angled Barrel of bat angled toward catcher
    18. 18. Hi6ng
AbsolutesPrior
to
Contact
    19. 19. Jacoby
Ellsbury Boston
Red
SoxKey Points:1. Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line2. Unlocking in sequence; bat lag3. Front side firming at contact4. Palm up, Palm down
    20. 20. Derek Jeter NY YankeesKey Points:1. Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line2. Unlocking in sequence; bat lag3. Front side firming at contact4. Palm up, Palm down
    21. 21. Ryan Howard Philadelphia PhilliesKey Points:1. Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line2. Unlocking in sequence; bat lag3. Front side firming at contact4. Palm up, Palm down
    22. 22. Hi6ng
Absolutes Contact
    23. 23. Albert Pujols St. Louis CardinalsKey Points:1. Hitting into a firm front side2. Back foot is literally off the ground because of backside thrust3. Knee, hip, shoulder, vertical power line (balance)4. Balance5. Contact made deep in the zone
    24. 24. Joe Mauer Minnesota TwinsKey Points:1. Hitting into a firm front side2. Back foot is high because of backside thrust3. Knee, hip, shoulder, vertical power line (balance)4. Balance5. Contact made deep in the zone
    25. 25. Ryan Howard Philadelphia PhilliesKey Points:1. Hitting into a firm front side2. Back foot is high because of backside thrust3. Knee, hip, shoulder, vertical power line (balance)4. Balance5. Contact made deep in the zone
    26. 26. Stefen Romero Oregon State University1.Key Points:2. Hitting into a firm front side3.4. Back foot is high because of backside thrust Knee, hip, shoulder, vertical power line (balance)5. Balance Contact made deep in the zone
    27. 27. Hi6ng
AbsolutesJust
aMer
Contact
    28. 28. Pablo Sandoval SF GiantsKey Points:1. Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line (balance)2. High back foot3. Firm front side; front foot angled4. Extension through contact5. Eyes behind barrel of bat
    29. 29. David Wright New York MetsKey Points:1. Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line (balance)2. High back foot3. Firm front side; front foot angled4. Extension through contact5. Eyes behind barrel of bat
    30. 30. Hanley Ramirez Florida MarlinsKey Points:1. Knee, hip, shoulder vertical power line (balance)2. High back foot3. Firm front side; front foot angled4. Extension through contact5. Eyes behind barrel of bat
    31. 31. Oregon
State
University
 Baseball
ProgramHi6ng
is:1. Balance
(dynamic)2. Rhythm
(body
in
moAon)3. Timing
(ge6ng
down
on
Ame)4. DirecAonally
BallisAc
Lower
Body
    32. 32. Oregon
State
University
 Baseball
Program Offensive
Make
UpRun
ProducAon
v.
Hi6ng
    33. 33. Beat
the
Game
(v.
opponent)1. Win
the
big
inning:
Almost
90%
of
the
Ame
the
team
that
 has
the
biggest
inning
wins.2. Approximately
50%
of
the
Ame
the
team
that
wins
will
 score
more
runs
in
one
inning
than
the
opponent
scores
the
 enAre
game3. Almost
75%
of
all
innings
where
3
or
more
runs
are
scored
 in
an
inning
include
a
walk,
error,
or
hit
by
pitch.4. Approximately
90%
of
all
innings
where
5
or
more
runs
are
 scored
include
at
least
a
combinaAon
of
2
of
the
3
(walk,
 error,
hit
by
pitch).5. When
7
or
more
runs
are
scored
by
our
team
we
will
win
 90.7%
of
the
Ame.
The
goal
is
to
score
7+
runs
in
a
game.

 (6
RUNS/82%;
5
RUNS/35.3%;
4
RUNS/27.4%)
    34. 34. Offensive
AbsolutesSituaAonal
Hi6ng:1. Moving
runner
to
third
with
no
outs2. Driving
in
runner
from
third
with
less
than
two
outs
3. Get
the
bunt
down4. Good
hit
&
run
team5. Knowledge
of
the
strike
zone6. Knowledge
of
the
hi6ng
zone
(what
is
your
pitch;
 knowing
the
opponent’s
pitcher’s
strengths)7. Being
willing
to
make
two‐strike
adjustments8. Run
producAon
is
more
important
than
personal
stats
    35. 35. Pressure
is
the
Key!1. Short
game:
put
the
ball
in
the
kill
zones
on
each
line:
20
–
45
 feet
from
home
plate.2. Hit
&
run
game:
put
the
ball
in
play
according
to
locaAon
of
 pitch.
Ground
ball
first;
line
drive
next
(the
ball
has
to
get
deep
in
 the
zone
to
make
this
type
of
contact).
Stay
out
of
the
middle
of
 the
field!3. Runner
at
2nd
base,
no
outs
–
ge6ng
a
pitch
drive
up
the
middle
 or
to
the
right
side.
Best
case
scenario
–
base
hit.
4. Runner
at
3rd
base
less
than
2
outs
–
ge6ng
a
pitch
to
hit
out
 over
the
plate
and
hi6ng
the
pitch
to
the
middle
of
the
field
if
 the
infield
is
back;
if
the
infield
is
in,
get
a
pitch
you
can
liM
–
 sacrifice
fly.5. Base
Running
Game:
80%
plus
success
rate
on
stolen
bases;
 taking
advantage
of
down
angle
reads;
being
aggressive
on
the
 bases
and
making
the
ball
stop
you;
every
base
hit
is
a
double
 unAl
it
isn’t.
    36. 36. ProducAve
Outs1. Produce
a
run2. Gain
a
base3. 5+
pitch
at
bat4. Quality
at
bat:
situaAonal
    37. 37. How
to
Create
a
Big
Inning1. Leadoff
Himer
gets
on
base2. Take
every
base
the
opponent
gives
you
 (smart
aggressive)3. Bomom
third
of
line‐up
gets
it
started4. Team
vs.
individual
at
bat5. Ge6ng
the
opponent’s
starter
into
a
high
 pitch
count
(be
willing
to
take
pitches)6. Ge6ng
your
pitch
to
hit7. Eliminate
pitches
    38. 38. In‐Game
 AMer
At‐Bat
PrioriAes1. Did
I
get
a
good
pitch
to
hit?2. Am
I
seeing
the
baseball?3. Did
I
arrive
on
Ame?4. How
were
my
mechanics?
    39. 39. 2006 – 2007NCAA Division I National Champions

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