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Launch Quickness in hitting refers to how well a hitter gets the barrel up to speed once they decide to swing at a pitch. High Launch Quickness is important because it enables a hitter to start their swing as late as possible, maximizing the time they have to read the pitch.

Hank Aaron Launch Quickness

Leaky Hands is an example of a flaw that reduces Launch Quickness in hitting.

Launch Quickness

Ronald Acuna struggled, when he first played at the MLB level, because of a Launch Quickness problem.

Ronald Acuna Launch Quality

Rather than exhibiting a Sudden Start, Acuna instead demonstrated Leaky Hands.

Impresssively, and as I discuss at length in my analysis of Ronald Acuna's swing, Acuna fixed this flaw over the 2018 All Star Break.

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