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Diamond Cuts: Get a Grip

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.


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A recent slew of hand and thumb injuries in the MLB have emphasized the importance of grip for positional players. The effects of these types of injuries are understandable in pitchers who need full control of the intrinsic muscles of their hand and wrist to throw the various pitchers in their arsenal. However the effects of batting aren't quite as obvious.

In baseball, players perform two varying types of grip, the power grip and the precision or throwing grip. The power grip is also referred to as the clubbing grip and is utilized when batting. As its name suggests, the power grip is essential in generating a large application of force. If limited for any reason, whether it is swelling or pain, the individual's ability to produce dynamic force is hampered.

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