- Feb 25, 2009
I agree with this. I know Epstein stresses that anytime a hitter hits off of a machine or does soft toss that they start from what he calls the "Number 1" positon. front shoulder turned down and in with the hitter on the ball of the front foot and heel off of the ground. From that position the hitter just drops the heel and swings. It works ok, but it is very difficult to develop proper weight shift from this static position.When we use a pitching machine we sometimes start by 1)showing the ball and have the hitter load...