HITTING SOFT, LOW, OUTSIDE
Key Points: Video Transcript
- Learning mechanics to hit “low and outside, ” specifically; “soft and away.”
- Train to extend with your hands while staying in your legs and staying through the ball.
- After pitchers discover you can hit the inside fastball using a two-hand follow through.
- They’ll test you with off-speed “low and outside.”
- For example hitting the change up, and slider.
- Avoid lunging, collapsing on your front leg, as you will lose your power.
- Release your top hand after contact, as you feel pressure on your rear shoulder for extra plate coverage.
- Aim to hit the ball “up the middle” or to the opposite field.
- Relaxing your upper body, loading with your core.
- My head is staying in the center of my body.
- I’m not “lunging out” at the ball.
- As soon as you lunge on “low and away” you lose power, generally; rolling over with a weak ground ball.
- Stay back with the body and extend with your arms/hands.
- Developing your “up the middle” hitting approach.
The Multi-Swing Method defines primary swing types, recognizing each requires unique mechanics for success. Therefore, you need to work in both areas to be a complete power hitter. Mechanical adjustments include reducing, or increasing swing movement, adapting to the optimal swing path, angle and circumference, and the use of your top and bottom hand on your finish.