Ron Jackson, hitting coach of the world champion Boston Red Sox, has
shaped his hitters to be a great blend of hitting for power and
In 2003-2004, the Boston Red Sox dominated nearly every
offensive category in the major leagues, leading in 10 different
categories, and setting all-time major league records for extra-base
hits (649), total bases (2,832), and slugging percentage (.491).
Jackson has coached some of the best power hitters ever, such as Manny
Ramirez and David Ortiz, as well as hitters for average such as Nomar
Garciaparra and Johnny Damon.
In this video, Ron Jackson teaches and
demonstrates how to become a well-rounded hitter who can hit for
average and power, and be able to execute in various hitting
Jackson outlines the characteristics of a successful hitter
for power and for average and how to develop and implement those
characteristics and skills through a good approach and practice drills.
He gives examples of major league hitters such as Miguel Tejada, Ichiro
Suzuki, and former baseball great Rod Carew, to demonstrate how they
have found success.
Jackson then goes through situational hitting by
demonstrating the principles of the hit and run, moving runners,
scoring runners, and hitting against various defensive positioning.
also goes through concepts to maximize each at-bat with pitch selection
and making adjustments in the hitting approach and how to improve on
specific weaknesses a hitter could struggle with such as the inside
pitch and off-speed pitches.
This is a great video tool for anyone
looking to become both a better hitter for average and power!
52 minutes. 2005. DVD