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The Basics of hitting Tyler Small "A Game of Failure"
The Mechanics of the Swing Wide, comfortable stance Knees slightly bent Hands up near ear Balanced Step 1: Stance "A Game of Failure"
The Mechanics of the Swing Step 2: Load Shift you weight back on back foot Bring your hands back Load when the pitcher begins his motion to pitch Very important for timing Generates power "A Game of Failure"
The Mechanics of the Swing "A Game of Failure" Step 3: The Swing Timing is the most important To start the swing from the load position, step forward, rotate your hips, and bring your hands through to where the ball will be in one fast movement Me
The Mechanics of the Swing Want to hit the ball where it is pitched Inside pitch vs. outside pitch Inside pitch Need to bring your hands in and turn on the ball to make good contact and hit it to left field Outside pitch Need to extend your hands and wait a split second longer to make good contact and hit it to right field "A Game of Failure" Step 4: Inside/Outside Inside pitch Outside Pitch
Fastball vs. Off-speed pitches Off-speed Includes anything that is not a fast ball like curveball, slider, changeup, knuckleball React to the off-speed by noticing a difference in the pitcher’s motion and how he throws the ball Fastball Most thrown pitch You should always prepare for fastball and then react to any other pitch thrown "A Game of Failure" Knuckleball Grip
Power vs. Contact Some of the current power hitters Some of the current contact hitters Power Home Runs and Runs Batted In Contact Batting Average "A Game of Failure" Albert Pujols Carlos Pena Ichiro Suzuki Joe Mauer
A Game of Failure Hitting a baseball is known as one of the hardest things to do in all of sports A high batting average is .300, meaning that you get a hit 3 out of every 10 at bats, and you fail 7 out of 10 times "A Game of Failure"
Power Hitters "A Game of Failure" More MLB stats: MLB Baseball Statistics and League Leaders
Feedback I used a chart for the first time in PowerPoint 2007. I liked how Microsoft Excel opened up to make more user-friendly chart. I liked how we had the freedom to choose our own topic for this project. "A Game of Failure"