When a hitter is consistently hitting ground balls to the pull-side then they are creating an “around the ball” bat path.
There can be many possible mechanical causes of getting around the ball – loopy hand path, early hip rotation, poor direction, poor load, no enough separation, etc.
This drill focuses on creating a more direct bat path, helping the hitter “stay inside” the ball.
It’s a simple drill that should be used as a part of a well designed hitting plan.
Be sure you use a variety of different hitting drills to challenge the hitter to develop a well rounded, efficient swing.
When you focus on working on staying inside the ball too much, you’ll create a “chicken wing” type of swing that
destroys power and distance on your best hit baseballs.
Ideally you have a swing that gets the barrel in the hitting zone early, stays in the hitting zone for a long time, and
maximizes bat speed.
I created an entire 5 step blueprint that shows you exactly how to do all of that and more.
Click Here for an easy 5 step hitting plan with over 35 hitting drills.
Connor Powers is a former Professional Baseball Player (Padres Organization 2010-2013) who has a passion for teaching others how reach their goals in the game of baseball. Since 2012 Coach Powers he has had his YouTube videos viewed over 3.3 Million times and has over 24,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. His specialties are maximizing bat speed, improving batting average, and taking hitters from average to elite.
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