5 Ways to hit for more power | Baseball Hitting Tips from former MLB player


Do you want to hit the baseball with more power?

If so, there are a few things you can do immediately, without lifting weights, to becoming a much more powerful hitter.

I always joke that playing defense bought me enough time to learn how to hit.

That’s because it was only in the last 5 seasons of my 16 years playing professionally that I finally began to figure out some of these secrets.

That means for more than 10 professional seasons, I wasn’t getting the most out of my abilities!

But it also means that the final 5 years of my career, playing for the Yankees, Twins and Rangers (when I was older and should have been sliding backwards) ended up being the best offensive years of my life.

Now that I’m done playing and I’m more involved with player development, I’ve seen the need for this information more than ever. I put together these 5 videos – 5 Keys to hit the baseball with more power, because I want to help YOU shorten your learning curve.

I mean, let’s face it, baseball is such a short window of opportunity. That’s why it’s SO important to avoid creating bad habits (like I did) that hold us back from reaching our full potential.

I hope you’ll find these videos are short lessons with a BIG impact.

So if you’d like 5 keys to hit the baseball with more power, just click the link and tell me where to send them.

Yours in baseball,

Doug Bernier

(Who’s Doug Bernier?)

PS.  If you’d like a sneak peak of what’s in the videos, here’s what’s inside….

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Video 1 – One simple tweak to your load that will improve your power at the plate (plus, it will help your barrel control and timing too)

  • The common mistake that’s costing you power (and ALSO is messing up your timing), and what to do instead
  • 2 ways to know if you’re getting maximum force out of your back leg
  • One simple tweak to improve your control, timing and power at the plate
  • The surprising drill that helped me get a feel for doing it correctly

VIDEO 2 – This 4 minute video reveals the power-stealing mistake that took me 11 years of professional baseball to figure out.

And the best part?

It’s so simple a seven-year-old can do it!

  • 1 simple elbow adjustment that will increase both barrel accuracy and power
  • The 2 common mistakes that are WASTING your strongest power generators (legs and core) by disconnecting them from the rest of your swing, and how to fix them

How to hit for more power - more powerful baseball swing and hit the ball further - pro tips video 3

VIDEO 3 – The small tweak to your hand load that puts you in a stronger, more athletic position.


How to create tension free hands and upper body to allow for a quicker swing.
How proper hand load makes you stronger with less effort.
The simple change that can help you handle any pitch location by presenting more barrel to the baseball (which is a really good thing).
How to increase the distance from your back shoulder to your front hip at foot strike, so you are increasing the built up tension that is ready to be delivered into the baseball.
3 Different ways to “feel” if you’re doing it properly (It was the 3rd one that finally made it click for me)

How to hit a baseball further with more power - Video number 4

VIDEO 4 – When hitting, have you ever felt like…

…your ball just dies in the air, instead of going the distance your want?
…you get weird spin on the ball that pulls it foul
…you get that perfect pitch, but instead of smashing it… it ends up being a ground ball to the shortstop
…you have trouble w/ the pitch on the outer half of the plate (looks like a ball, but really it ends up being a strike)
…you get jammed too often? (Meaning the ball hits the bat just off the barrel, too close to your hands)

Believe it or not, this simple 3 minute video can help with all of those problems.

Video 5 - How to hit a baseball with more bat speed and more power

VIDEO 5 – How to hit a baseball with more bat speed and more power

Video 5- The “Power Posture” can help you…

Have better plate coverage (especially if you’re having trouble with the outside pitch)
Better bat speed in the zone – i.e. you’ll hit the ball further
Better timing (so those those “just missed it” bloopers will become solid hits)

If you make this simple adjustment, many of those “just missed it” opportunities could become hard-hit line drives.

So if you’d like 5 keys to hit the baseball with more power, just click the link and tell me where to send them.

About Author

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Doug Bernier, founder of Pro Baseball Insider.com, debuted in the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Colorado Rockies, and has played professional baseball for 5 organizations (CO Rockies, NY Yankees, PIT Pirates, MN Twins, & TX Rangers) over the past 16 years. He has Major League time at every infield position, and has played every position on the field professionally except for catcher. (You should click to watch this great defensive play by Bernier) Where is he now? After 16 years of playing professionally, Doug retired and took a position as a Major League scout with the Colorado Rockies for 2 years. Currently Doug is the Data and Game Planning Coordinator with the Colorado Rockies



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    Sir I was hitting at extra innings batting cages in Mesa,az along with homeruns Stadium and D bat batting Cage in Mesa Arizona in the spring of 2018 I attempted to try out for the Arizona Diamondbacks and thought I could walk on the team at the conclusion of the season and was allowed in to the Stadium by Stadium employees And when I did so I was speaking to the baseball operations manager and helping them set up for an employee appreciation luncheon that evening I then was approached by security and arrested by the Phoenix police department for trespassing at Chase Field We’re trying to get a job I was told because I was homeless at the time I had to be booked into the Maricopa county jail for one count of criminal trespassing in the second degree in they lied on the police report and also they gave the wrong address of chase field are used to be a phoenix police officer along with an oral Valley police officer and a university of Arizona police officer from 1996 until 2002 I routinely with that at all three batting cages and spoke to Tim Unroe you NROEN his assistant Morris at East Valley extra innings and how do use the tunnels in batting tees and I will place the baseballs and bank he’s in I will Place the lease is in a position showing a curve ball or a slider I spoke to Jordan a manager and try to get a job is it hitting instructor at that location I was told I would be contacted and one night in August some scouts were there to send me to a majorly contract in August 20,0,718 and they said pigeon cage number one By computer to over 125 to 135 mph and threw it in my head I barely got out of the way and crushed my right thumb between birch at I bought, and all of this was on video and major-league scouts were there and witnessed this causing them to call 911… I started crying it hurt so bad. I finished the round left arm swinging only. I also a left switch hitting batter where I taught myself, watched USA baseball videos online and Tim Unroe the instructor and former Milwaukee Brewer, allowed me to hit in a unused tunnel because I had no Money and was
    Attending Az State Univ. with a 4,11 gpa and rio salado grad in counseling .I owe Tim and the female staff for help given, so much gratitude and the manager Jordan, who I showed how I taught myself to hit and use in their businesses clinics for free. I’m not mad about the incident of the thumb, I was ok and and I went back to hit next day and finished the round where I was hit with one arm.

    My normal pitching speeds of 90 to 125 mph I’ve got the record a machine that malfunctioning at d bat pitched 6 balls at 100 per wheel x3 and hit 2 in play witnesses employees at d bat us 60 and Mesa dr bed in cage for The fastest hit pitches in play on videos at over 130 miles an hour how they got 300 idk? In California LA I hit 2 times at cages and one on Venice
    I paid 25 $ for 20 min bucket balls and gloves in a private room tunnel after 9 months not hitting or picking up a bat. By 3rd one I was ok to me better than any mlb players over 100 mph rising balls stopping in machine for 2-3
    Secs then throwing and me hitting. Someone paid them to slow vid down and TRY TO make me look dumb. I made phone reservations. Paid 25$ for real balls. I just want to play! I don’t care where and will donate most of any salary I get from the TEAM NOT ME. I’m shy in a way, don’t like spotlights. Too many people want to lie to make a buck. I’m that good. Yes. I DO NOT TALK TO DAWN OR ANGELA AT ALL. I hate them and they have lied to me and the world. Not my platform or business…..”malfunctioning”
    I broke carbon fiber baseball bats and practiced hours on end. I will practice for 4 to 6 hours a day three times a day at each cage in the summer and spring of 2018 I then moved to Los Angeles California after My arrest for trespassing. Court 8/5I did not want to play for the Arizona Diamondbacks anymore and I had written Tori Labella a letter asking him for a job as a utility player and a bullpen catcher and I would be willing to take minimum wage in the player minimum I am 45 years of age and taught myself to hit that well in the matter of Three weeks after moving to California I’ve been to two been in cages they both been in cages a bed is over 100 mph after picking a baseball bat twice and hit like a pro I went to the LA Dodgers I wrote the Anaheim Angels and I need a job I would like a try out either for the Olympics or for professional baseball hi in the best daughter in the face of the earth and that’s not confidence or cockiness it’s the truth I just need a chance and someone to see me back I talk to Zack Grenchi and he refused to pitch to me because he could not strike me out I guarantee that I could not beat struck out by any major league pitcher in any team I am in was a homeless person who lives in section 8 housing in skid Row in Los Angeles California at 508 E. 4th St. Number 32290013 I ask you to please give me a chance to play or tryouts in the Olympics for baseball I am 45 but I am in the best shape of anyone and I’ve got the endurance of no bro yes I’ve got the endurance of a person half my age And I can out hit them line drives and I just want to play on a team and be a team player I don’t want to show off I don’t want to hit homeruns I just want to be a team player and no one want to give me a chance I’ve written every major league team Craig counsel who I met in Arizona I read the book the chicken runs at midnight about Amy Donnelly and that truly touched me I feel That I could be an asset to any team and I’m willing to take any type of pay I just wanna play the game it’s all I want to do I’ve got Lou Gehrig’s disease I know that’s a minus I just want to play the game I have a headache coronation that is incredible it’s incredible and I bet for four or five hours at a time and take no breaks I can pick up with that after seven months and hit 120 mile an hour balls after practicing a little while I will follow any coaches rules and I will be a team player I will not be issuing off I taught myself to shoot basketballs in to hit in the matter of three weeks when I was a student at Arizona state university polytechnic in Mesa Arizona but was told I could not join in NCAA team because of my age and that I was unable to play college baseball due to my age I do not look 45 I walk everywhere in Los Angeles and I live in skid Row I would be willing to meet with you at your convenience and I can be reached at area code 323

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      I’m sorry if this comes across poorly, but from reading what you wrote here, ROBERT BOB DZIEZYNSKI , you seem to have a mental illness. I know this is a year after you’ve posted, but if you do happen to read this, please consider getting professional medical and psychiatric assistance.

      Best of luck,

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