Why do I continue to talk about Rotation and Rotational Hitting despite the -- sometimes well-deserved -- baggage associated with it?
What other term would you use to describe what Josh Donaldson is doing in the picture above?
In truth, most problems that are said to be problems with Rotation or Spinning are actually problems with the Timing of a hitters Rotation, often due to a problem with Adjustability.
Aside from people who run down Rotation as just Spinning, another big problem I run into are mythical swing planes, whcih are usually V-Shaped. In truth, and as you can see above, an actual swing plane looks more like a disk or a donut.
Yes, Barry Bonds was a cheater. But he also had an incredible HOF-worthy swing before all the nonsense. Part of his secret was how he kept his Hands Inside the Ball, as he is doing in the picture above.