Baseball Tips On Hitting - How To Deal With Tough Low And Away Strikes!
When trying to overcome any baseball hitting struggles, you should always look for the easy fix first before getting more complicated. Here is a list of things to try if low and away pitches are causing baseball hitting problems for you.
1. The two most obvious reasons can be you are standing too far away from the plate or maybe your bat is not long enough and you cannot effectively reach the pitch over the outside corner. Like I said, we always start out simple and look for the easy fix first.
2. You may be opening your front side too early, one of the most common baseball hitting problems for hitters at any level. It simply means that you are opening up too quickly and are pulling away from where the hitting is taking place. It simply takes you too far away from the pitch, especially pitches over the outside portion of the plate. Baseball hitting is not taking place out toward the third base coach if you are a right-handed hitter or by the first base coach if you are a left-handed hitter. The hitting is taking place right in front of you and not to the side.
3. You can try striding with your front foot closed instead of pointing straight out across from your body or even worse yet toward the pitcher. In other words, turn the toes on your front foot and point them a little bit back toward the catcher. This will encourage you to stay closed and not fly open and away from the pitch. Staying closed is one of the more critical baseball tips on hitting. Like mentioned above, baseball hitting takes place right in front of you and not off to the side.
4. You can try bending at the waist if you are not bending already or bending a little more if you are bending already. This will give you better extension and better plate coverage of the outside corner simply because you will be closer to it. This is an extremely simple adjustment that quite often can be very helpful.