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Release or Hold onto the Bat with Both Hands?
Release or Hold onto the Bat with Both Hands?

According to Jay Ward of ProStride Hitting

This is another big topic of controversy for some guys on whether to release the top hand at the end of the swing or keep it on. A big reason why we want some of our hitters to release is because they get more coverage and extension. What do I mean by this? They tend to stay in the zone longer instead of cutting off their swing which we have seen in some players who do not release. When hitters cut their swing off while holding on with both hands they tend to roll over on a lot more balls than they would if they were to release the top hand.

We are not trying to tell you this is going to be the right way for everyone. We have guys in the pros who release and guys who hold onto the bat. It’s whatever works best for you. If you are not comfortable with your swing, then none of this other stuff matters.

One more quick tip: Releasing the top hand at the end of the swing allows the bat to stay in the zone an extra 6-9 inches! Watch the Master of Hitting Instruction, Jay Ward elaborate on this in the Q & A video and much more!

Below are a few examples of players who release and do not: 

 

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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