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August 19, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: Four Impressive High School Hitters

by Ryan Parker

The Perfect Game All-American Classic was fertile ground for watching the next generation of batsmen.

August 5, 2014

Going Yard: The Great Javier Baez Boomstick

by Ryan Parker

Javier Baez's swing is striking, but how does it actually work?

July 24, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: J.D. Martinez Gets A Degree In Hitting

by Ryan Parker

How did J.D. Martinez go from Astros waiver bait to Tigers slugger?

July 8, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: Super Hits of the 70s

by Ryan Parker

What makes Raimel Tapia's hit tool special, and what do we look for before we put a 7 on it?

June 10, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: Joey Gallo

by Ryan Parker

The myth of Joey Gallo has grown while the swing of Joey Gallo has been refined.

May 20, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: The Swing Problems Troubling Trout

by Ryan Parker

What has ailed the league's best player this month? The problems start with his swing.

May 1, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: How Hunter Pence's Freak-Show Swing Works

by Ryan Parker

Hunter Pence has a swing unlike any other--but, in its component parts, like many others.

April 15, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: How Carlos Gomez Got His Groove

by Ryan Parker

This above all: to thine own self be true, / And it must follow, as the night the day, / Thou canst hit many dingers.

March 31, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: The Violence of Bryce Harper's Swing

by Ryan Parker

Why the young Nationals star Bryce Harper is about to have a monster year.

March 17, 2014

Going Yard: The Power in Javier Baez's Swing

by Ryan Parker

The future Cub has an unusual swing. He should generate unusually lofty power totals.

March 14, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: The Many Swings of Chris Davis

by Ryan Parker

Chris Davis' amazing journey is the story of a swing, broken and put back together.

March 12, 2014

Premium Article Going Yard: The Science of Swinging

by Ryan Parker

Introducing a new series on the mechanics of hitting.

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