Robinson Cano Home Run Drill
How did Robinson Cano develop all that power in his swing?
Check out this article that explains a drill that was developed by New York Yankees’ hitting coach, Kevin Long, to help players like Cano develop short, compact and power hitting mechanics.
This drill has become one of my favorites, but I actually do it slightly differently in the batting cage. I like to have the player keep the line drives along the net or through the very small alley created between the screen and the net. This way, the player stays short but really emphasizes staying on the ball rather than pulling off. As the player adapts, I like them to pull the ball a little bit more, but just because their contact is a bit more out in front, not because they are changing the way they get to the ball.
If you remember this video I has posted of A-Rod a while back, use can see him using the drill against the net.