Rob Ellis is an authority on “the evolution of the baseball
swing” since the inception of the game. His explanations and comparisons
of the three major hitting theories in a book he co-authored with
Mike Schmidt, The Mike Schmidt Hitting Study, is unequaled and considered
by many to be the best hitting work ever produced.
Rob’s study of the art of hitting involved 10 years professional experience
as a player from 1971-1981. Rob played in the Major Leagues with the
Milwaukee Brewers from 1971-1974. Upon completion of his playing career,
he became a minor league coach in the Chicago Cubs organization in
1983. Ellis was an assistant coach at Michigan State University from
stepped back into pro ball as a manager for the Everett Giants (San
Francisco Giants Organization) in 1991. He served as roving hitting
instructor for the Baltimore Orioles from 1995-1997. Ellis was the
hitting instructor for the Minnesota Twins during the 1998-1999 season.
Rob brings not only his experience, expertise, and knowledge as a
hitting instructor to the OHA, but his gifted ability to convey his
thoughts through words as a contributing writer.