You Are NOT Josh Donaldson


In case you missed it last week; third-baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, Josh Donaldson gave a full breakdown of the swing that has landed him to becoming a fan favorite amongst baseball viewers over the last few years. Josh had plenty of advice for at home viewers and amateur players tuning in. An amazing showman on the diamond and known to leave it all on the field-- well, left it all in Studio 42 of MLB Network. In that interview, Josh Donaldson made a statement that maybe landed him on every relevant social media baseball feed in the United States: "If you're ten years old and your coach tells you to get on top of the ball...tell him 'no'."

Looking on myself I loved hearing him drop knowledge for the baseball world. I like to consider myself a hitting professional but the wise man inside me knows I am still a student of the swing. It is a constantly evolving process where information is steadily added and subtracted. Different hitters have different styles so I took the time to release a 5-part series on Instagram called "You Are Not Josh Donaldson," elaborating on when the front foot should be open and when should it be closed in the swing. You can watch my clip below.

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