Posted by: Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Sat Jul 30 13:11:54 2005
I think many select and high coaches believe that a linear hitting approach allows the hitter to be "quicker to the ball", and that rotational hitting results in a longer swing, which requires the hitter to initiate their swing sooner, thus they are more likely to get fooled by an offspeed pitch.
I have been following this board for over a year and I am just a parent that is intrigued by the rotational hitting approach but doesn't know enough about hitting to refute the claims made by proponents of linear hitting. I would appreciate any feedback or comments on this subject. Thanks