VIDEO: Carlos Pena explains hitting mechanics through “Effective Velocity”


Former major league slugger Carlos Pena joined MLB Network as a studio analyst in December. He recently did a segment for MLB Tonight about hitting mechanics using Perry Husband’s concept of “Effective Velocity.” I guarantee you’ll learn something:

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Pena is a natural at this TV thing. Hope to see a lot more of him and more cool stuff like this in the future.

If you want to learn more about “Effective Velocity,” read this excellent piece by Jason Turbow of