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Albert Pujols at the Point of Contact PositionThe Point of Contact position is one of the critical milestones in the swing, and that is true for both baseball and fast pitch softball.

The problem is that it's widely misunderstood.

It ruined my swing 40 years ago, and is still doing so today.

Point of Contact
Position in Hitting

You can learn a lot about hitting by studying hitters at the Point of Contact position.

I know, because I did.

I was taught a Point of Contact position that wasn't anything like what the best hitters do.

Albert Pujols demonstrating the High Level Swing

Albert Pujols' Swing

Something that became clear, the more I studied Albert Pujols' swing.

Albert Pujols demonstrating the High Level Swing

Albert Pujols' Swing

The problem is that I still see people demonstrating ridiculous Point of Contact positions, starting with Matt Lisle of the Hitting Vault.

The Hitting Vault

The Hitting Vault
Matt Lisle

As a result, I decided to put this piece together to show people what good hitters — actually — look like at the Point Of Contact position.

Joe Mauer demonstrating the High Level Swing

Joe Mauer at the
Point Of Contact Position

Matt Chapman Baseball Swing

Matt Chapman at the
Point Of Contact Position

Joc Pederson Baseball Swing

Joc Pederson at the
Point Of Contact Position

Comparison of the Swings of Evan Longoria and Megan Bush

Comparison of the Swings of
Megan Bush And Evan Longoria

Albert Pujols demonstrates the High Level Swing.

Albert Pujols
Demonstrating Rotation

Albert Pujols demonstrating a High Level Swing.

Albert Pujols at the
Point Of Contact Position

Albert Pujols demonstrating a High Level Swing.

Albert Pujols Not Squishing the Bug

Travis Shaw baseball swing

Travis Shaw at the
Point Of Contact Position

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