Re: Re: Drills for hitting o/s pitches
Posted by: Jimmy (
) on Wed Feb 21 13:59:45 2007
> > My team is struggling with seeing the outside pitch as a strike and they do not swing.
What drills can be done to overcome this and train the eye to recognize the hittable
> > Struggling in Florida
> I have found that the biggest secret to hitting the outside pitch is to learn how to get
your hands through on the inside pitch so you can get close to the plate and make the
outside pitches appear to be closer to the middle.
> Assuming you are teaching good rotational fundamentals, use the heavy bag Jack also
espouses. Work on keeping the hands behind the ball instead of leading with the hands
with the bat head trailing. Most hitters hit lead with their hands and try to wrist the ball
and then wonder why the ball is not driven to the opposite field.
Get too close to that plate and any inside pitch on the plate that you hit on the barrel with
authority will fly straight over the third base dugout. (for a right handed hitter of course).
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