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Re: Re: Re: Re: Hitting the outside pitch with authority

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Fri Jan 5 13:21:52 2007

>>> Jack. Thanks for bringing that to my attention as I errored in my thought/post. I made an inherent assumption that the outside pitch debate was connected to hitting the ball to the opposite field.

In addition, my post was especially tied to helping the linear hitter. As such the linear hitter who waits will maximize his power to the opposite field by letting the ball get deeper toward the plate. In this way he can take a full cut to the ball rather than trying to meet the ball at the exact time by casting his arms outward. This assumes that the linear hitter benefits by a long sweep because to him the sweep (longer momentum ads to his power). Thus by swinging later on the outside pitch, he adds to power he would have lost by casting (and likely popping up the pitch and or hitting it weakly.) <<<

Hi Guru

You are right. Your approach would be best for linear hitters. And since more batters are linear, it is probably the best advice for the average hitter.

Jack Mankin


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