I have always been intrigued with hitting approaches… especially those that deal with two strike situations. Early in my playing career, I would feel angered, embarrassed and/or guilty walking back to the dugout after a strikeout- a feeling I never really got over.
Hitting approach is something that is often neglected in today’s game. Many coaches attempt to be “swing coaches” or hitting technicians. While the swing itself is instrumental to being successful, approach, is what allows hitters to be consistent and ultimately reach their true potential.
My intention is to explore alternative swing paths to achieve the same or close to the same objective as the professor’s: optimal flight distance of a batted ball.