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Selected by the New York Yankees in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Sacred Heart University. His accolades include all conference, all region, and all American awards. He Was the highest Draft pick in the history of the program. John Led the Pioneers to four Northeast Conference championship games, winning titles in 2011 and 2012. Lastly, he was All-Star selection while playing with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League.

Swing Path and Hip Rotation

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Bat Path Every time I work with a new hitter, I ask “How would you describe your swing to me?” I like to get their thoughts and see if they match the actions of their swings. I can honestly say most kids say, “Swinging down to create backspin.” It’s really frustrating for me to watch hitters start off hitting ground-balls ...

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