Re: Re: Re: Re: Timing a Pitch
> >I am going to soon address timing with some ideas I have been thinking about,carrying the load and understanding the weight shift portion of the swing are key to being in control of timing.
RQL did you post this? Those points are exactly what controls the timing of fast and off speed pitches. Riding the back leg. Your hips can still be turning but the weight, along with the hands stay stacked over the back leg. It creates stretch, the hips open against a closed, hands back upper body. When it is time to "go" the hands turn the bat and the weight shifts. Everything is spent, "launch and spend". A lot like throwing.
If you do not ride the back leg, when you get an off speed pitch the hitter will "leak" power. The hands will slide forward along with the upper body and you will end up with an all wrist swing.
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