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Re: Why does a batter hit opposite field majority of time

Posted by: Chuck (Chuck10112@gmail.com) on Thu Aug 14 21:58:36 2008

> My 10 yr old son is now hitting to Right side of field 95% of time when he use to hit to all fields. He'll do one of 3 things: #1) grounder to SS side..sometimes through for a hit #2) lazy quail to RCF or #3) a screamer to Right Side.

From what you've said it seems like your son isn't getting solid rotation and his swing is becoming too arm oriented. The only pitch that he can hit hard is the pitch on the outside to the opposite field because that location doesn't require much rotation.

You must understand the fine art of the swing. From an overhead view you'll notice that once the lead arm is perpendicular (is at 90 degrees) to the body the wrists will begin to roll, once the wrists start rolling the path of the bat head sharply rises. This probably explains the grounders to short.

Because of a lack of rotation your son's lead arm is reaching that 90 degree point early which is okay for outside pitches but bad for pitches middle in.

Just have him start thinking more conciously of rotation.


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