Do you have a photo of someone you consider doing it correctly? I guess i am picturing an arm bar with what you describe. Thanks in advance.1) Her front bicep disconnected from her torso (pushed forward likely during the 2nd half of hip turn when the front knee straightens), which made the hands push slightly forward, which prevented the bat head from going past the hands before contact.
When the hands push forward, this slows bat speed, and keeps the bat head lower longer (popups/foul tips).
2) Most hitters have their eyes in the general direction of the ball
3) I like how her back elbow is close to the torso at contact
"Ahead" compared to what? Different camera angles can change your perception of whether the barrel is ahead or behind the hands. I prefer to reference the bat getting in line with the lead forearm as a check-point at contact.
Do you believe the front bicep should be close to the torso regardless of pitch location? How is the hitter going to pull her hands in to hit the inside pitch without bending that front elbow and separating the bicep from the torso?1) Her front bicep disconnected slightly from her torso (pushed forward likely during the 2nd half of hip turn when the front knee straightens),