Successful Baseball Hitters Always Have aPlan!
By Coach John Peter - Publisher of Baseball Tips.comHere are some thoughts on the above topic from a buddy of mine. The guy's name is SteveSpringer."If baseball is 90% mental, why do we work on it less than 10% of the time?""You cannot control getting a hit, but you can control hitting the ball hard!"
Who Is This Guy?
Springer isn't just another "dry jock" (a not-so-flattering term given to many broadcasters whonever played the game). No, this guy logged over 7,000 pro AB's with 11 years in AAA ball alone! He is now a verysuccessful agent for some future Big League Impact Players!
Ok, Lets Get To The Point!
Spring also said, and I paraphrase, "The majority of hitters think fastball, curve, slider, change-upon 0-0 counts."
In My Opinion... This Is Plain Crazy!
Maybe some younger athletes can get by on raw ability with this mindset, but sooner than later the game eliminates us all. Some of the biggest reasons are that they can no longer hit quality pitching in their age group. NOTE: For more information on this last statement, you may want to read an article I wrote onthe topic entitled, "The Game Eliminates Us All."
Personally, I think much of this is avoidable... it just takes having a plan!
Spring went on to say that "when you are facing Dwight Gooden in his prime, you saw 95 mphfollowed by the hammer (the curveball), YOU BETTER PICK ONE BECAUSE YOU AREN'TADJUSTING TO ANYTHING!Doesn't this make sense?
Ok, Lets Get To Some Real Solutions!
We Must Have A Simplified Plan!Ok, how?Well for starters,
Watch The Pitcher!
He's going to show you and tell you what you are going to get... if you will really watch him!
It's not about what you want!
(which at best is about the only plan most youth hitters seem to have.)