This is one of my favoritehittingdrills because it helps players understand a number of important hitting concepts. First, it forces a weight shift, which is somethingthat many young ballplayers fail to do or understand. Second, this drill prevents the batter's front shoulder from pulling off the ball prematurely and third, this batting drill levels out the player's hips, which prevents the back side collapse which leads to a number of popped up or missed balls. After hitters do this drill for a while, they will notice all theirhitting mechanics improve and a greater number of solidly hit balls. Good luck and stay tuned for more hitting drills that help baseball players avoid too many popups. As mentioned in an earlier post, popped up balls are the easiest way to make offensive outs besides the strikeouts.
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