Here is the ultimate guide for hitters. As requested, I’ve provided a few sentences of review on the subjects and then added the links for the corresponding stories.
Know Your Mechanics
It doesn’t matter if you are hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing or running the bases. Players need to learn the proper mechanics of doing each of those things to become the best player they can be. And hitting a baseball is no exception.
There’s a lot more to it than going up to the plate and taking your rips. You need balance, coordinated body movements and a good level swing. We have you covered with an article on basic hitting mechanics and a series of videos to help you learn. Take a look.
Hit for More Power
No, you don’t need to be the biggest player on your team to hit a baseball with power. A look around professional baseball will show you many players of somewhat average builds that have home run power.
Sure, much of that power can come from focusing their workouts on specific muscle groups in the body, but having proper technique and body coordination when hitting can also play a big part. Take a look at our articles about hitting with power.
In most sports, people will say that the mental part of the game may actually be more important than the physical part. That’s because players who are thinking a step ahead can help a team win games.
As a hitter, what do you do when you are in the on-deck circle? Are you watching what’s going on so you’re ready when you get up to bat? What about the situation in the game when you get to the plate? Are there runners on base? How does that make a difference in your approach? We have some tips that can help you be prepared. Check it out.
Tools for the Hitter
There is no question that learning the proper mechanics and having a good approach and understanding of game situations is most important for every good hitter, but hitters can also learn to improve by using some tools to use, even during the offseason.
Hitters can use tools like batting tees, bat weights, and even soft baseballs to train even when nobody else is around. We reviewed some products that are on the market.