What are your thoughts on the hitter being square to the plate at contact with the baseball? Do you think this is also a contributor to early bat speed?
I use the principles you espouse and also try to stay square to the plate at contact. If you were thinking at the plate or during hitting practice what would be your number one and number two thoughts. Knowing that thoughts need to be simple at the plate and in training how would you frame those thoughts up for a hitter.
Do you know any drills or exercises to increase bat speed? I have found that simply swinging the bat is the best drill.