09/10/2011 - Accelerated Hitting Weekend (Pre-High School) Dan shows the ability to hit the ball hard and has strength and bat speed in his swing. He is able to maintain balance throughout his swing and shows some power to the pull side. He shows good rhythm and fluidity in his swing. He loads his hands and scap properly and gets his upper body into a strong hitting position. While he takes a short stride he does have a tendency to come up a little early with his front foot which causes him to pull off the ball at times. Despite this early opening move the rest of his lower body works through correctly and he is able to maintain his balance because of it. The only other area that we would like to see Dan work on is his swing plane. At present he likes to really swing down on the ball rather than leveling out and swinging through the ball. This causes him to be a little inconsistent with his contact and can limit his power potential. Dan worked hard for us at camp and we feel with improvements in the areas mentioned above he can develop into a very good hitter.