On another thread called EPIC FAILURE we read:
Good post. Here is a question for this thread - What is a good plan:Batter v. Elite Pitcher:
Bad mechanics + no plan = 0.010
Bad mechanics + plan = 0.050
Good mechanics + no plan = 0.200
Good mechanics + plan = 0.333+
For many I have worked with we start with this simple plan -
1. No strikes-prepare and zone in on only one pitch. middle/middle out (knees to belt). Stick with it until you have a strike.
2. One strike-expand the zone letters to knees, out and in and take a strong cut. Trying to hit hard with one strike (just guard against swinging at anything letters and up)
3. two strikes - in play to advance runners or maximize the game situation.
*adjust if patterns from the pitcher become obvious.