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#46423 - 12/15/13 06:47 AM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Anonymous]
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Originally Posted By: Anonymous
can anyone recommend anyone who works out of baseball plus in hicksville? Heard a few names thrown around Harold Miner, Reggie Jackson? thanks


Reggie Jackson? see if he has Reggie bars from the series

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#46446 - 12/16/13 06:46 PM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Anonymous]
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Your post was the smartest and most accurate post in this entire thread.

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#46485 - 12/18/13 04:52 PM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Bayside]
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Easy answer. Baseball Player Magazine Training Center in Jericho
Has a few real good hitting guys. Tom Merkle is great( played for the Marlins)---- Oreste Morrera(formally from BBP and an major leaguer), and now Craig Thompson is starting to do lessons at Baseball Player Magazine Training Center also. Brand new ,clean facility with HEAT and AC !!!!! Ill never go to that [***censored***] hole BBP again.

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#46513 - 12/19/13 04:49 PM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Anonymous]
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Originally Posted By: Anonymous
Easy answer. Baseball Player Magazine Training Center in Jericho
Has a few real good hitting guys. Tom Merkle is great( played for the Marlins)---- Oreste Morrera(formally from BBP and an major leaguer), and now Craig Thompson is starting to do lessons at Baseball Player Magazine Training Center also. Brand new ,clean facility with HEAT and AC !!!!! Ill never go to that [***censored***] hole BBP again.


I agree. went there the other night and it is great. Super clean and warm. A REAL baseball facility. The magazine is pretty cool also.

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#46869 - 01/11/14 08:49 PM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Bayside]
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When it comes to instruction on long island, hitting or otherwise its tough. Not all players make for great coaches, but I have found that the more time the player had in pro baseball the better he not only instructed but the less ego you had to deal with.

So what I recommend is if you can find a person who has played in the MLB or at least double A, look him up. Look any instructor up on Baseball Reference. See what kind of career he had. See what kind of players he might have played with. Shoot see if the MLB team had sick talent in front of him that kept him down. Don’t be afraid to ask the person why he thinks he didn’t go any further. Guys who love the game wont mind the questions. I can tell you this. I have been around guys who have played two months in a minors. I’ve been around guys who have played nothing but independent ball. And also been around a few guys who have played a minimum of 8 years in the minors reaching triple A. I have to say the guys who played the longest and had reached the higher levels have always been better to deal with. They don’t ever seem to try to sell me on them or try to use gimmicks.

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#46873 - 01/12/14 03:21 PM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Bayside]
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Frank Catalanotto A 14 year MLB Veteran with over a 290 lifetime batting average, should be put on the list as well.


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#46888 - 01/13/14 07:54 AM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Bayside]
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How about pitching instructors who's who really would like some input. My son is pretty good needs a little fine tuning. And everybody has the best instructor would like some opinions. Thanks .

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#46901 - 01/14/14 05:11 PM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Anonymous]
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Originally Posted By: Anonymous
Frank Catalanotto A 14 year MLB Veteran with over a 290 lifetime batting average, should be put on the list as well.


Oreste Morrera, hit 240 HR in the minors. Played for the Dodgers for a couple of years. Works out of Baseball Player Magazine.

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#46929 - 01/15/14 04:58 PM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Anonymous]
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Originally Posted By: Anonymous
When it comes to instruction on long island, hitting or otherwise its tough. Not all players make for great coaches, but I have found that the more time the player had in pro baseball the better he not only instructed but the less ego you had to deal with.

So what I recommend is if you can find a person who has played in the MLB or at least double A, look him up. Look any instructor up on Baseball Reference. See what kind of career he had. See what kind of players he might have played with. Shoot see if the MLB team had sick talent in front of him that kept him down. Don&#146;t be afraid to ask the person why he thinks he didn&#146;t go any further. Guys who love the game wont mind the questions. I can tell you this. I have been around guys who have played two months in a minors. I&#146;ve been around guys who have played nothing but independent ball. And also been around a few guys who have played a minimum of 8 years in the minors reaching triple A. I have to say the guys who played the longest and had reached the higher levels have always been better to deal with. They don&#146;t ever seem to try to sell me on them or try to use gimmicks.



And I have been around a major leaguer who teaches the swing that looks nothing like the swing he used when he was playing. Just because he played professionally doesn't mean he knows or can teach your kid the right way to hit. Go online and look up all the hitting sites and hitting instructors. Most of the really good one's have never played professionally, but are used by the professionals. That says a lot...

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#46930 - 01/15/14 04:59 PM Re: Best Hitting Instructors [Re: Anonymous]
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Originally Posted By: Anonymous
Originally Posted By: Anonymous
can anyone recommend anyone who works out of baseball plus in hicksville? Heard a few names thrown around Harold Miner, Reggie Jackson? thanks


Reggie Jackson? see if he has Reggie bars from the series


"Answer the phone" that is all you need to know....

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