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Why is it on a tee they look great

Mar 26, 2016
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There are some girls that look like the greatest hitter on earth on a Tee but put them in a live game throwing 60+ mph and movement and they just strike out.
 

Mar 13, 2015
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Omaha, Ne
There are some girls that look like the greatest hitter on earth on a Tee but put them in a live game throwing 60+ mph and movement and they just strike out.
Approach? Mental? 60+ w/movement is pretty darn good. Could be lack of live hitting or simply seeing live pitching?

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Mar 23, 2014
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SoCal
1. Moving object is harder to hit than stationary
2. Game nerves
3. Lack of hitting approach
4. Inability to make the mental transfer into a game scenario
 
Jun 17, 2009
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Portland, OR
There are some girls that look like the greatest hitter on earth on a Tee but put them in a live game throwing 60+ mph and movement and they just strike out.
I had a hitter like that tonight. Told her that her swing was effective on a tee, but wouldn't work well against a live arm. After proving my point we settled in and learned to make swings that would work against live pitching.

It's why I recommend that people don't make a diet out of tee swings.
 
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Apr 11, 2015
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Hitter controls 100% of their timing off a tee...pitcher controls x% of the hitter's timing that the hitter's good (less %) or bad (greater %) mechanics allow for.
 
Jul 16, 2013
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I am not anti-tee. They have their place and are useful in certain contexts. However, it has always been my belief that practicing off a tee will make you a good hitter...off a tee. Many people practice mechanics, but if you are not doing a high percentage of that practice off a moving ball, you are missing the most important aspect of those mechanics.
 
Jun 12, 2015
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There are some girls that look like the greatest hitter on earth on a Tee but put them in a live game throwing 60+ mph and movement and they just strike out.
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