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Re: Re: Re: Question about batting cages

Posted by: rql () on Tue Aug 7 15:56:50 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.
>that is too fast for bp are you sure those #s are correct no need to be in there on that very often or while working on mechanics.


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