How to keep a hitter’s front side from flying open
One of the biggest mistakes hitters make at all levels is opening the front side up too soon on the swing. Here are several phrases, all of which describe basically the same thing:
- “stepping in the bucket”
- “flying off the ball”
- “pulling your hip out”
- “pulling your head off the ball”
- “rotating away from the pitch”
There are others also but the common denominator in all of them is that the hitter’s front side of the body is acting like the pitch is inside before seeing where the pitch is actually going.
As today’s video tip explains, lots of attention can be placed on the mechanical side of this hitting issue. Sometimes, however, all it takes is a small mental adjustment.