Making sense of the numbers
To succeed as a successful hitter in baseball you need to have best knowledge of game situation and it is necessary to plan it before you enter the batter box. You cannot right away walk up to the plate and start hitting.
The key is you must be confident as you approach towards the plate, so just stay relaxed and concentrated. There are plenty of talks on how to become good hitter, so let’s begin with few real details.
According to size of plate you must be able to make full use of it. I mean to suggest that you can move either closer to pitcher or move beyond from pitcher.
So just move closer if the pitcher is pitching at normal speed or move backward in the batter box if he is pitching at furious pace.
Don’t commit the mistake of standing far away from the plate. Generally youngsters bat are short enough to cover the whole plate.
The length of the bat also is important in baseball as too longer bats can also slow down bat swing. Try and use decent length bats that are easy to swing and generate good bat speed.
So just be aggressive as you reach the plate, swing the bat if the pitch is in reach or just decide not to swing if beyond reach.
You won’t get much time to think when pitcher pitches the ball; you may get only few seconds to make up your decision. So you have to be calm and cool as you reach the batter box.
Try and plan pitches that are on outside half of plate. Plan each pitch that comes at you, just pull the inside pitch, push the outside pitch, and squash the middle pitch with full swing of the bat.
Plan and make adjustments required at fast pace as this will put the pitcher in sort of bother because he will be not able to locate your weak points.
Also, try and make effort to hit fast pitches as they are easy to hit than the curveballs delivered at you.
It’s always difficult for a coach to explain the plate regulation, it’s important for you to understand this as you approach towards the plate.
You really need to be very tough in making fast decisions regarding swinging at bad pitches. Consistent players always understand the game situation very well and they have a good study of the opposition pitcher well before the game and know very well about his strengths and limitation. As a hitter this is a very important part of planning before heading towards the batter box.
If you are able to play a mind game on opposition pitcher then you will be the winner on that particular day.
These are just few simple facts that you must understand to become champion hitter. Just be prepared for the real test and that is what is going to matter the most for your team and yourself.