Will the Pro Hammer Help in Rolling Over?



Are these bats a good practice bat or hitting cage teacher?

Swing Smarter Response:
This is such a great submission! It's pretty basic, easy to use, is shaped like a Cricket Bat, and did I mention, I love it?

This bat is intuitive for training the wrists NOT to roll over at and through contact. What I love most is the marketing makes reference to Ted Williams, and how Ted always said for a hitter to put himself in the proper contact position is like hitting a tree with an ax, has to be palm-up-palm-down, or else your lack of AxMan skills would be laughed at by every 5 year old on the planet. Sorry I added the last part :P


You can hit real pitched baseballs with the Pro Hammer Bat, and it comes in all sizes (31-34" bat lengths). The price is $119.99 without shipping, which is way cheap considering what regular alum bats costs these days. ProHammer also gives a 3 month limited warranty on their uniquely designed piece of gadgetry.

I think this is a fantastic training find, and complimentary to HeavyBat's HeavySwing training bats (wood and aluminum), which you can purchase at TheStartingLineupStore.com.

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May 14, 2015
1st Day
by: Anonymous

Used it for the first time on about 150 balls. We started on the tee, then soft toss from the side, then slow pitch from the front. After the 150 balls hit with the hammer he switched to his bat and finished with 15 soft toss with the bat. Not one grounder, a couple fly balls, mostly liners. It works!

Mar 13, 2013
Excellent training tool
by: Anonymous

We use these training bats and I can tell you they are legit. They balance out like a wood game bat...you can drive a ball out of the park with one of these. Not for players who don't like to train though.

Mar 05, 2013
by: Anonymous

I see some value in that the bat is thinner and it will help some with hand-eye cordination. I think it is ackward and the balance is not at all like a live baseball bat. Their in I can't really beleive it's going to dramatically change a hitters prformance especially in the youth catagory. The cost is a factor too, It may help with the rolling of the wrist while in your hands, but in all reality you can't take it to the plate. It seems unnatual in it's handel grip design.
But thats just my opion.

Nov 30, 2010
Pre-Impact Zone Issues
by: Joey from SwingSmarter.com

All great objections Robert...unfortunately, I don't think any one tool will help with all the issues you included, that's why it's important for kids to get with a hitting coach who knows what they're talking about, in addition to teaching the swing so the player understands.

No, the ProHammer will probably not help with certain key positions when hitting, however I think it does help at impact. In Ted Williams's era, the hitter's used to chop a lot of wood, which stressed palm up/down at contact...but it didn't stop there, the hitter had to swing "through" the tree by generating power rotationally and getting the hands to work "through" the contact point...to show that tree who's boss.

I think the ProHammer can mimic that, which is sharpen the sword on the impact and past impact positions of the swing.

The old timers didn't have the benefit of books on hitting or the internet, they went off oral tradition and experimentation. There had to be something good (muscle memory-wise) that came out of chopping wood, or Teddy Ballgame wouldn't have mentioned it, right?

I just received a demo, so I'll be trying it out this week...will most likely create a separate post on the subject.

What do you think Robert?

Nov 29, 2010
Good for fine tuning
by: Robert Canary

I like the concept. The tool appears to do what it claims. I feel it benefits the advanced better more than the beginners. I am still looking for that special drill or tool that forces them to *not* roll their wrist. While this tool offers great "instant" feedback, it is still a feedback on something that I consider "after the fact".

The issues leading up to the wrist roll range from:
* bad slot position (which often causes the batter to use all arms to compensate)
* not targeting the impact zone (which I believe will happen naturally once the slot and rotation are corrected)
* simply not holding the bat properly or holding it too tight. (align the finger joints)
* reaching full arm before contact. Upon full extension the hands have no where to go except to start rolling out. (I believe all the above should be considered when dealing with this issue)

Will the Pro Hammer help with these issue?

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