Hitting Tips from the Pros
This Spring Season’s hitting tips are courtesy of Mason Williams, ranked #41 on MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list and Jason King a prospect for the Tigers.
- Start your hitting session with the ‘High Tee’ drill.
- Put the tee chest high and stand in your normal batting stance.
- When hitting, focus on staying on top of the ball
- Also focus on getting the hands through the ball quickly
- Work on hitting balls away then down the middle, then inside.
- Most pitchers work the outside of the plate
- Spend your practice time wisely by attacking those outside pitches
- Bring the Tee down to a lower height and repeat working outside to inside
- When training for the season be sure to use a combination of workouts with weights and without
- Training accessories like the TRX , Medicine balls and body weight exercises will help you gain functional strength
- Training in a rotational plane helps with bat speed and power
- Its typical for a pro to get a good workout in 3 times a week while training for the season and 2 times a week during the season
- Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of being an athlete
- Eat healthy: Fruits, vegetables and lots of fluids
- Avoid fried foods especially during the season
- Younger players want to be sure to have a good weight going into the season and try to maintain that through the season.
- Hot weather and a lot of baseball can lead to muscle loss.
- Be sure to eat healthy and keep your protein intake high
Tips for Getting scouted
- Play in the most competitive leagues with the best teams
- College coaches are busy with their own season during the spring to watch High school players
- By playing with the best of the best, scouts and recruiters will be in attendance and have an opportunity to see your skills
- Go to showcases with multiple colleges and scouts
- Take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself if you're willing to make the sacrifices necessary to take your game to the next level. Without 100% commitment, its unlikely to happen