Approach angle is the plane the bat is moving at contact. It is most commonly described as being upward, downward or level. As Ted Williams said, we want a slight upswing as we make contact with the ball. SwingTracker allows up to measure this exact moment and we are looking to have an approach angle in the range of 10-15 degree.
Bat speed is the number that tells us our bat’s speed at contact. This is a great number to track as you work on your swing and get stronger.
Impact momentum is a calculation based on your bat speed and the weight of the bat. This is a good metric to study to see if you are using the best bat for your swing.
Applied power measures the watts of your swing. In other words, this is a measurement of the power you are generating through your swing’s momentum.
Speed efficiency is a metric that tells us if your maximum bat speed is being reached at contact. Many hitters will reach their top bat speed before or after contact which decreases their power and represents a swing flaw.
Distance In The Zone
Distance in the zone measures how long your bat is in the zone. We like to have the bat in the zone and one plane for as long as possible to maximize hitting potential. Having your bat in the zone for a long time can help create a greater margin of error with your timing.
Want Your Own SwingTracker?
Having your own SwingTracker will allow you to measure your swing consistently. This will help you to make adjustments faster and track your progress. After all, we all want to get hits in the game when it matters so it is important to stay on top of your swing!
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