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Hitting
Category: Hitting

tips for baseball batters

Swinging on 3-0 Counts

Swinging on 3-0 Counts

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As a hitter, your most advantageous count is three balls and no strikes. But how do you know when you should swing on 3-0 and when you shouldn't? Over the last week, I've seen ...

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Hitting: How To Lose Power in Your Swing

Hitting: How To Lose Power in Your Swing

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Wait, who wants to LOSE power when they're hitting? Nobody of course, unless you're attempting a sacrifice bunt! But there are common problems among hitters -- even the ...

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Why A-Rod is Suddenly a Postseason Hero

Why A-Rod is Suddenly a Postseason Hero

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For years, the knock on Alex Rodriguez was that he never performed to his capabilities in the playoffs. In October and November of 2009, he put that to rest. What changed?

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Hitting: Wait and Weight

Hitting: Wait and Weight

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There is a simple, old school hitting philosophy that continues to make a lot of sense for hitters at every level: wait and weight. This "reminder" has been used by some of the ...

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Learn to Breathe

Learn to Breathe

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Learn to breathe? Who needs to "learn" how to breathe? Didn't we figure that out about three seconds after emerging from the womb? Well, yeah, but, not really. You learned ...

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Power Hitting: On-deck Prep

Power Hitting: On-deck Prep

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What do you do when you're in the on-deck circle? Any of the following? Swing a weighted bat Stretch out arms, wrists, back, legs Take practice swings Apply pine tar ...

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Power Hitting: Get Deep to Go Deep

Power Hitting: Get Deep to Go Deep

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Every hitter I speak to -- regardless of age -- wants to hit the ball farther more consistently. Singles hitters want to hit doubles, doubles hitters want to hit home runs, and ...

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Hitting: Offseason Strength Training

Hitting: Offseason Strength Training

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Despite the MLB’s influx of muscleheads, the truth is, you don’t need to be musclebound to hit for power. This has been covered here before, so we won’t waste space. While ...

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Hitting to the Opposite Field

Hitting to the Opposite Field

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If you have watched the NLCS between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, you may have noticed that a few of the Mets hitters — specifically power hitters Carlos Delgado, ...

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Book Review: The Science of Hitting

Book Review: The Science of Hitting

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Ted Williams was the greatest hitter who ever lived ... or at least, that's what he kept telling himself. All kidding aside, the "Splendid Splinter" was probably one of the top ...