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  1. Focus on Quality AB's - not the immediate result

    by , 06-27-2015 at 02:50 PM (Hitting Right - Baseball Instructional Tips and Drills)
    Never let something you can’t control affect your mental approach! You can only control having quality at-bats and trying to hit a line-drive every time up. You can’t control the weather, where you hit in the line-up or where the ball goes after you crush it. So don’t let anything you can’t control affect your mental approach in any way. Try to hit a line drive every single time up and let everything else take care of itself. Focus on the process--not the result!

    We all know players ...
  2. Grip Tension on the Bat

    by , 06-19-2015 at 05:58 PM (Hitting Right - Baseball Instructional Tips and Drills)
    The grip has to be loose, and have little or no tension. The bat barrel is an extension of your hands—just like the ball is an extension of your hand when you throw. You do need to have a firm enough grip to hold on to the bat through the swing, but too many youngsters grip the bat too hard.

    Major League hitters “throw” or “whip” the head of the bat. They hold on just enough to not let the bat go flying—most of the time anyway. When you see a bat flying into the stands on TV this ...
  3. Wear out the Gaps!

    by , 05-23-2015 at 01:08 PM (Hitting Right - Baseball Instructional Tips and Drills)
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    Above: Bryce Harper has been incredible this year. It's no coincidence that he is crushing the ball to the opposite field and wearing out the gaps!

    Great hitters consistently drive the baseball to the gaps with authority. They look to drive the ball up the middle and to the opposite field gap and work off this approach to hit other pitches. In the higher levels, the hitters who separate themselves are the ones with the fewest “holes” in their ...
  4. Your Top Ten Teams 1901-2014

    Quote Originally Posted by pheasant View Post
    The 1991 Twins would destroy the 1927 Yankees. They would just walk Ruth and Gehrig every time, then Hrbek would push those guys off first Base and tag them out each time. That's the formula for a Twins 4 game sweep over the 1927 Yankees.
    Lol about as likely as the '27 Pirates thinking they had a shot
  5. Slow the game down!

    by , 05-16-2015 at 02:24 PM (Hitting Right - Baseball Instructional Tips and Drills)
    Great hitters will often tell you they feel like the pitch is coming toward them in “slow motion” even on a 95 mph fastball. How can this be? They have the ability to “slow the game down.” Again, the mental approach is the key to hitting.

    Two keys to this are:

    1- See the ball right out of the pitcher’s hand. The hitter should know release point and wind-up tempo before they step in the box. They should use the time on deck to start timing their loading mechanism with ...
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