Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: soft toss
> > > > > just wondering about the value of soft toss as a hitting drill...
> > > > > thoughts?
> > > > > thanks
> > > > > tim
> > > >
> > > > Good for adjusting to hitting and swinging at different pitch locations. Most
> > important is to have good rotational mechanics as described on the web site. Tee work is
> > also very good.
> > > >
> > > > As with anything and particularly athletics, learning a new skill or drill takes time to
> > perfect muscle memory and can initially be frustrating.
> > > I like front toss in behind a screen from 12-15 feet ,you can work in vs out accurately
> > ,down vs up,underhand,then move back a little overhand,going from tee to straight toss
> > then further back is a good sequence before going full distance for timing
> > It's the off to the side soft toss that I'm really asking about. The coach sits across the plate
> > from the hitter and tosses the ball in towards the hitter. Coming from that direction, the
> > angle and arc of the ball are nothing like what the batter normally has to deal with.
> > thoughts>
> > thanks
> > tim
> your question is easier for the coach not better for the hitter,though at times you dont have access to a cage,just hitting into a fence before a game and it is all they can do,whenever possible front toss and work away then in then both
What I like about soft toss is that it is a great repetitive and quick drill for getting the bat head on the ball. You can also really work on hitting the inside of the baseball which can make you a very good hitter. It is also a great drill for stepping straight ahead to where the pitcher would be. Nearly all of the great MLB hitters hit the inside of the ball at will. I'm talking about the high average, high power guys that hit like that year after year.
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