Launch angle has been a popular topic in the baseball hitting world, with coaches advocating for upper-cut swings and increased launch angle. Hitters often believe that upper-cutting is the problem when they frequently pop up the ball, however the opposite is often true. In this article, learn why an upward swing plane in baseball can reduce pop-ups and increase hard-hit balls.
About Jim Sheppard
Jim Sheppard is the owner of Elite Diamond Performance in East Hanover, NJ specializing in training high-level hitters. In addition, he works as an Associate Scout for the Cincinnati Reds.