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Re: Re: Re: Can't pull the ball

Posted by: The Hitting Guru () on Wed Mar 28 17:11:43 2007

> > > Hi, I am having trouble pulling the ball. What are some of the reasons for this? Could it just be timing?
> > > Thanks
> >
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Some of the reasons could be the following:
> >
> > 1. you are swinging to late
> > 2. you are not picking up the ball in the release quick enough
> > 3. you are pulling off the ball (foot in the bucket)
> > 4. you do not have an upwing
> > 5. you are not close enough to the plate
> >
> > Solutions might involving:
> >
> > 1. practicing more in the cage or by having someone throw to you
> > 2. focusing more on the pitchers release poing
> > 3. striding toward the pitcher
> > 4. practicing a top hand release in an effort to facilitate lead arm extension
> > 5. get closer to the plate and or deeper in the box
> >
> > These are some suggestions but it would help if you gave the board more information.
> >
> > Are you hitting the ball well to the opposite field and or up the middle? Are you making solid contact?
> Thanks for the information, I really appreciate it.
> To answer your question, yes i am hitting the ball well to the right side. However I have a tendency to hit a lot fly balls.


Most people hit more flyballs to the opposite field. As a result you may have to move a little closer to the plate. This will force you to get the bat head out in front, otherwise you will get jammed. The key is to maintain balance and still stride toward the pitcher. Also you should focus on looking for the pitch middle to the inside of the plate. This will take some practice, but eventually you will have some success. Just look for the ball in and react to it rather than trying to speed everything up. Getting a slight bit deeper in the box may also help.


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