Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: how to hit outside pitch with power
Posted by: rql (
) on Wed Aug 22 18:37:05 2007
> > > For up/down adjustment, I usually think of it as you start out as if you are going to hit with low ball swing, then interrupt sit/etc to adjust for high ball.
> > >
> > > High heater becomes a problem here, so for outside, keep back shoulder up, but otherwise start as if for low ball swing.
> > > INSIDE high heater can be very hard to catch up with unless you shorten up more, have axis more upright, then try to drop bat on low ball if needed.
> > Tom I hit today ,will do more as 96 degree heat cools off in october,I worked on away pitch and can really feel the necessary tilt forward on the high pitch,just having hitters aware and train for this could enhance there on the fly ability to square up to the ball,otherwise you go up to it at wrong plane from the low pitch posture and hit a fly ball.The other observation I made is dont look up and set for that and then try to go down to a pitch ,it was the only ball I swung and missed miserably when all others were near perfect contact,just like you play under a ground ball and come up with it ,the tilts and leans dont appear to work well the other way,did not want to retry that swing and hurt myself but definitely not the best way to set for up and go down,I think most high ball flyballs are hit because of set for low and poor adjustment to up pitch.
> That certainly fits with my experinece.
> The thing about pitchers who have a really good heater is they force you to have to think about catching up to the inside high heat which then makes adjustment suboptimal as you say.
> You get more time for high ball outside which has it's own set of problems becasue you have to load enough to drive a long swing radius.
> This is why it's good to train going oppo so you can learn a full load when needed.
Tom,these are the kinds of questions hitters must learn to ask of themselves and find answers thru training to learn strengths and weaknesses,and what they have to lay off of in given counts and based upon what they are looking for and what they can adjust too.
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