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Re: Re: Question about batting cages

Posted by: Jim (jwelborn@lexcominc.net) on Fri Aug 3 20:51:45 2007

> > Hey guys. I havent picked up a bat for awhile but for the past 2 weeks I have been visiting some local Batting Cages.
> >
> > My question is, if the speed in the cage from 45 feet is 75 MPH can it seem like it is much faster because it is a cage and not coming from an actual pitcher on the mound?
> >
> > The ball shoots out and it seems like it has to be at least 85 MPH, it is very hard to get around on.

> Its coming from a shorter distance so ya it does feel faster and you have less time to react.

75 MPH from 45 feet equates to the same reaction time as 101 MPH from 60.5 feet. If you have good mechanics, that would be an excellent occasional drill. But I wouldn't do it all the time. It's also not a good situation to be in when trying to correct deficiencies in a swing. Speed drills are useful when you know you're soon going to face a fast pitcher.


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