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Going Yard: The Near Perfection of Pederson
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Ryan Parker

04-17

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Going Yard: How Bryant Can Crush
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04-17

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Going Yard: Quick Hits: Forrest Wall
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Ryan Parker

04-03

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Going Yard: Top Power and Hit Tools From Arizona
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Ryan Parker

03-19

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Going Yard: Spring Training Series: Part Two
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Ryan Parker

03-17

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Going Yard: Spring Training Series: Part One
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Ryan Parker

02-13

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Going Yard: The Greatest Swing That Ever Lived
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Ryan Parker

02-05

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Going Yard: How Chris Lost His Crush
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Ryan Parker

11-14

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Going Yard: Swing Dancing with Josh Harrison
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Ryan Parker

10-10

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Going Yard: Cage Work
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Ryan Parker

09-26

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Going Yard: How Jose Altuve Got His Groove
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Ryan Parker

09-11

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Going Yard: The Magical Swing of Giancarlo Stanton
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Ryan Parker

08-19

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Going Yard: Four Impressive High School Hitters
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Ryan Parker

08-05

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Going Yard: The Great Javier Baez Boomstick
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Ryan Parker

07-24

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Going Yard: J.D. Martinez Gets A Degree In Hitting
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Ryan Parker

07-08

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Going Yard: Super Hits of the 70s
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Ryan Parker

06-10

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Going Yard: Joey Gallo
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Ryan Parker

05-20

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Going Yard: The Swing Problems Troubling Trout
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Ryan Parker

05-01

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Going Yard: How Hunter Pence's Freak-Show Swing Works
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Ryan Parker

04-15

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Going Yard: How Carlos Gomez Got His Groove
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Ryan Parker

03-31

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Going Yard: The Violence of Bryce Harper's Swing
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Ryan Parker

03-17

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Going Yard: The Power in Javier Baez's Swing
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Ryan Parker

03-14

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Going Yard: The Many Swings of Chris Davis
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03-12

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Going Yard: The Science of Swinging
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The results are plain to see, but Joc Pederson's mechanics are also a thing of beauty.

Joc Pederson’s swing steals its inspiration from the greatest movie on Nick Cannon’s filmography. I speak of course of the 2002 classic film Drumline. For those of you who haven’t turned on USA or TNT in the midafternoon, this film tells the story of a talented drummer who finds real success when his drumline blends the soul of old-school music with the appeal of new-school sound.

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With the highly anticipated arrival of Kris Bryant finally here, we get a bonus Going Yard to break down this prospect's swing.

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April 17, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: Quick Hits: Forrest Wall

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Ryan Parker

A quick scouting look at Forrest Wall's mechanics at the plate.

Over the next few weeks, Going Yard will focus on one hitter and give a quick analysis of that player's swing. Quick Hits kicks off with Colorado Rockies second-base prospect Forrest Wall.

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April 3, 2015 9:33 am

Going Yard: Top Power and Hit Tools From Arizona

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Ryan Parker

After previewing who he was most looking forward to in Arizona, our resident hitting coach evaluates what he actually saw while out in the desert.

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March 19, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: Spring Training Series: Part Two

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Ryan Parker

A preview of the prospects who concern and intrigue our resident hitting coach as he looks forward to getting eyes on them this spring.

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March 17, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: Spring Training Series: Part One

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Ryan Parker

A preview of the power bats and hit-tool prospects who our resident hitting coach is most looking forward to getting eyes on this spring.

Next week will be my version of Disney World. The wonderful land of unrelenting sun, waves of chain restaurants, and an endless supply of baseball talent awaits. Of course, I’m talking about spring training in Arizona. Unlike the talent on the ball fields, my time in the greater Phoenix area will be limited. During my seven-day stay these are some of the key hitters I plan to study.

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February 13, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: The Greatest Swing That Ever Lived

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Ryan Parker

The swing of one of the greatest hitters to ever grace the field is broken down.

There are good hitters, there are great hitters, and there is The Hitter. Ted Williams is the gold standard when it comes to honing and crafting a swing. While there were other hitters who put up better statistics or had better raw physical tools, there is no one who could more accurately be described as the physical embodiment of what it meant to be a hitter. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the pure genius that was Williams’ swing.

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February 5, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: How Chris Lost His Crush

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Ryan Parker

Chris Davis' 2014 was obviously worse than his 2013, but were there mechanical changes that led to the poor results?

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November 14, 2014 6:00 am

Going Yard: Swing Dancing with Josh Harrison

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Ryan Parker

Josh Harrison suprised many with a great 2014 and finished ninth in MVP voting. Was it just a fluke or did something tangibly change?

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October 10, 2014 10:23 am

Going Yard: Cage Work

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Ryan Parker

Our resident hitting coach gives us the details on what type of work hitters should do in the cage, both physically and mentally.

I love my job. When I’m not writing for Baseball Prospectus or at the ballpark in standard issue jeans, polo shirt, and Accusplit, you can find me in a batting cage. Specifically cage four of the facility I’m lucky enough to work at ECBA (cage 4 is the one closest to the fans— got to stay cool). First thing you’d notice is that I’m probably already hitting off a tee. No you’re not late, but hitting off a tee is my yoga and has kept my sanity intact. Whenever I start working with hitters I have them run through a quick stretch then get about 10-20 practice swings off the tee.

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September 26, 2014 6:00 am

Going Yard: How Jose Altuve Got His Groove

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Ryan Parker

A relatively minor fix can make a big difference.

I love watching Jose Altuve hit. There’s a ton to love. He’s the little guy who fights. He’s the scrappy leader on an up-and-coming team. He can flat-out rake. He hits everything. He’s his own unit of measurement. That’s all fine and dandy. That’s not specifically why I love him. I love him because he has the potential to be the model hitter for the current generation of kids.

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September 11, 2014 6:00 am

Going Yard: The Magical Swing of Giancarlo Stanton

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Ryan Parker

What makes Giancarlo Stanton so special isn't just his athleticism.

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