We recently put out a Daily about the conversations between rounds and how those talks are more important than the swings. Those talks are where the real lessons are being taught. The above video is an excellent example of just that.
The actual message in that video is outstanding and one that is missed by most hitters. Everything is established by the fastball. Any off-speed pitch you want to be swinging at – especially with less than two strikes – will be easy to see. To simplify your approach, you have to learn how to eliminate and check off the pitches you don’t want to be hitting to begin with.
This is all much easier said than done. That is why we are doing so much “live” type work with hitters working through at bats instead of pounding away with reps. It is better to make outs now than in the season!