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Does the MLB Home Run Derby ruin players' swings?

Dominating performances at the MLB Home Run Derby draw oohs and aahs, but many are worried a player's swing will be destroyed for the second half of the season after the All-Star break. Some people contend concentrating on the hitting the long ball changes the approach of hitters for the remainder of the season. However, batters who are hot heading into the All-Star break could just be falling back down to Earth, or maybe pitchers have figured them out. What do you think? ⚾

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It is an honor to be included in the MLB Home Run Derby, but maybe it is an honor players should refuse. A majority of athletes who participate in the derby see a fall in their home run rate during the second half of the season. It's not really all that surprising. People who concentrate on slamming balls, as far as possible, screw up their mechanics and timing when the real game starts again.

If you look at the data, the numbers don't lie—the home run derby ruins swings.

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Baseball has a LONG season. You would think people don't have to reminded of that, but some fans seem to think monster production will sustain itself over 162 games. Life doesn't work that way, and neither does baseball. Hot batters eventually cool off. It isn't because their swing is screwed up. It's because they are returning to the median or pitchers figure them out. Coaches love to keep their hitters out of the home run derby because it's extra stress on an exhibition.

In reality, the home run derby does not do anything to ruin a batter's swing.

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Does the MLB Home Run Derby ruin players' swings?
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