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2 catchers, the uppercutter and the caster

Posted by: cjasiak (cjasiak@portageps.org) on Tue Aug 28 16:57:04 2007

I'm working with some talented hitters. Both are catchers. One just signed Division 1 and the other is entering his senior year. Both generate some pretty good power and the ball jumps off their bats. I would describe both as rotational hitters who cut across the ball. Catcher 1 severely upper cuts and hits with lots of top spin and his balls don't carry. He does hit the ball extremely hard, though and has great hand eye coordination. Catcher 2 comes around the ball slightly and casts the bat. They both don't feel comfortable getting their hands back. I like to advocate as you stride, your hands should go back to the catcher. I can't get them to really get their hands back far enough. I really want catcher 1 to square up his stance and get his hands back and get more extension. He seems to roll over very quickly. With catcher 2 who kind of sweeps I had him concentrate on getting his hands back to a good hitting position and feeling the barrel and throwing the barrell. He looked very good today with lots of pop. What are your suggestions for these hitters.


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