Hitting Kinematics for Precise Ball-Bat Contact in Collegiate Baseball Hitters

Jun Misaki, Takatoshi Higuchi, Ryo Tsuchikane, Hiromichi Saeki, Tadao Isaka


In baseball, higher bat velocity and the bat control are required for the successful hitting. Although kinematical factors related bat velocity have been studied, the knowledge about hitting kinematics related ball-bat contact precision is limited. The aim of this study was to examine the hitting kinematics for precise ball-bat contact in collegiate baseball hitters. Ten collegiate baseball field players completed 20 swings at a ball on the baseball tee, and their joint angles were calculated. The results indicate that hitters with lower precision in ball-bat contact might have excessive variability in joint angles in trail arm.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Misaki J., Higuchi T., Tsuchikane R., Saeki H. and Isaka T. (2016). Hitting Kinematics for Precise Ball-Bat Contact in Collegiate Baseball Hitters . In - icSPORTS, ISBN , pages 0-0

in Bibtex Style

author={Jun Misaki and Takatoshi Higuchi and Ryo Tsuchikane and Hiromichi Saeki and Tadao Isaka},
title={Hitting Kinematics for Precise Ball-Bat Contact in Collegiate Baseball Hitters},
booktitle={ - icSPORTS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - - icSPORTS,
TI - Hitting Kinematics for Precise Ball-Bat Contact in Collegiate Baseball Hitters
SN -
AU - Misaki J.
AU - Higuchi T.
AU - Tsuchikane R.
AU - Saeki H.
AU - Isaka T.
PY - 2016
SP - 0
EP - 0
DO -