The Number One Baseball Hitting Problem On Earth
Are you a hitter that’s struggling at the plate? Or a baseball parent and your child is struggling at the plate? There’s a very good chance that this may be the problem. Fortunately, there is an easy fix!
“Flying open” is a very common baseball hitting problem and a very serious one for many hitters at all levels of play. It is a recipe for disaster for any baseball hitter whether it’s Little League or if it’s M.L.B. If you, your son or a player you coach has this very common hitting problem, please forgive my bluntness but you will have no chance of being a successful baseball hitter.
Three Major Problems Occur If You “Fly Open”
1. You will not see the ball well! Your head will go along for the ride and you will be looking at the ball out of the corners of your eyes when the moment of truth arrives and you attempt to actually hit the ball. It is a a medical fact that you can’t see an object as well when looking out of the corners of your eyes. Baseball hitting is tough enough when you do see the baseball well.
2. Your power will be lost. You will be leaning toward third base if you are a right-handed hitter or toward first base if you are a left-handed hitter. That is not where the baseball hitting is taking place! The baseball hitting is taking place in front of you, not to the left or right of you.
3. Your plate coverage will be very poor. The only pitch you’ll be able to hit with any success at all is the inside pitch and low and away pitches will cause many baseball hitting problems for you.
I wonder how much young players who are struggling at the plate would improve if they made this fairly simple adjustment. And there is a very good chance that if they are struggling they may very well have this common hitting problem. “Staying closed” is one of the best baseball tips on hitting you will ever hear. How common is the baseball hitting problem of flying open?
You don’t have to take my word for it…you can check it out for yourself. When watching a game live in person or on TV, at any level of play, observe the weaker hitters. The ones who are batting .220, .230 or .240. Keep an eye on their front side. In almost all cases, their front side will be flying open. On the other side of the coin, you can check out the better hitters. They will be keeping their front side closed!
It doesn’t matter if it’s Little League or the professional ranks, almost all the weaker hitters have this very common hitting problem. You can be your own judge when you observe the weaker players and watch their front side. Baseball hitting is taking place right in front of a hitter and not to the left or to the right. Stay closed or you and I will no longer be on speaking terms! Baseball parents, players and coaches, I post a new free baseball article on hitting, pitching or fielding every Monday at LarryBaseball.com that you can save to your favorites now. I’m quite sure that you and other baseball people you share them with will benefit by reading. Feel free to use the links for your website, blog or newsletter to attract more visitors or to keep your current visitors returning. I promise you will be raising a few eyebrows!