Reading the ball off the bat

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Jan 13, 2020
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The 2 best I had the pleasure of playing against described it this way.

Be at the top of the hop with feet off the ground at contact.

Eyes focused on the hitting zone picking up the angle of the bat as it is reaching contact.
 
Mar 7, 2020
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The 2 best I had the pleasure of playing against described it this way.

Be at the top of the hop with feet off the ground at contact.

Eyes focused on the hitting zone picking up the angle of the bat as it is reaching contact.
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Agreed! Think of tennis players receiving a serve at 100+ mph.
 
Oct 3, 2019
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What I see a lot of is, the IFs taking a big step forward and dropping their mitts to the ground. I also see a lot of errors.
 
Jan 13, 2020
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What I see a lot of is, the IFs taking a big step forward and dropping their mitts to the ground. I also see a lot of errors.
Great observation. Infielders should start upright and go down to the ball. Starting with the mitt down causes all kinds of problems.
 

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