I agree 100% with both you and CB. I’ve seen this happen with girls on my DDs team. Mashing slower pitchers, strike outs against faster pitching. These girls were very good athletes, timing was good, but always under the ballI agree with this now more than ever. DD has been .600 hitter against lower level hitting. This year at A ball she struggled to be .380. Historically .980 contact percent. This year sub .800. 2 k’s per year vs 20. I try to video every swing and the flawed mechanics show exactly as CB says. A lot of under the ball. She has great hand eye coordination but that only gets you so far. She has flawed mechanics and is always under the ball trying to find the ball. With good plane mechanics a girl who is late or early will continue to foul the ball off but rarely strike out. Then once they match the timing, boom.
Can a girl be successful? Sure? But not elite. When DD made contact she put up some of the best slugging numbers on the team but just wasn’t reliable enough to be counted on in the lineup. If you don’t have solid mechanics you better have enough raw talent to be successful a lot otherwise I don’t see it lasting.