Baseballtips now has a selection of thin-diameter training bats that are great for learning coordination and strike-zone discipline. So many potential hard hits and home-runs turn into fly ball outs. We all know that the difference between an out and a great hit can be just a fraction of an inch on the bat’s surface. These training bats will not only improve coordination, but they’ll also give batters a better sense of when they can and can’t make solid contact.
We carry an inexpensive wood training bat that will give the added advantages of practicing with wood, a durable steel training bat that delivers auditory feedback (when the bat is fully extended, it makes a clicking sound which teaches short, compact swings), and we carry a fully aluminum game quality training bat. Available at BaseballTips.com.
Coach JP’s Tip
Teach Yourself to Read Pitches.
Learn to see the ball come out of the pitcher’s hand. This gives you more time to read and react:
A fastball will be thrown with the index and middle fingers behind the ball so you will see a lot more “white” of the baseball at release. It will come out of the pitcher’s hand in a downward plane.
A breaking ball will be thrown with the index and middle fingers on the “outside” of the ball so you will see a lot less “white.” It will come out of the pitcher’s hand in an upward arc to give it time to “bite”.