Originally Posted by bigfunguy
With 2 strikes, OR a runner at 3rd and less than 2 outs, how come you never see anybody (save Votto) choke up and just get the bat on the ball?? And by anybody I mean Bruce and Frazier...
There is a Huge difference between Votto choking up, who has a compact inside out swing and that of Bruce and Frazier. Those two both have a very long swing where their hands are extended. Choking up is not going to make their swing any faster/quicker, it is just going to give them less coverage at the plate.
Now if you want to ask, why don't they try and keep their hand in more and swing to hit the inside pitch better, i am stumped at that one.