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Japanese Slugger Tetsuto Yamada Is Crushing Dingers With the Best Leg Kick You’ve Ever Seen


Tetsuto Yamada is a 24-year-old slugger who is currently helping lead Team Japan through the World Baseball Classic.

He is also the proud owner of the best dinger-crackin’ leg kick you’ve ever seen:


Those homers came in today’s 8-5 Team Japan win over Team Cuba, in which Yamada drove in three runs.

Seriously. Just marvel over where his leg goes while the pitcher is delivering the ball:


There’s so much balance and torque there. You’d think there would also be a lot of swing and miss, but his strikeout rate in Japan has never been particularly egregious.

Either way, he’s been a heck of a lot of fun to watch in the WBC.