YRA- Year Round Athlete Who are you as a hitter? Know your tools and hitting style.
1. Understand the tools you have as a hitter.
A. Do you hit with Power?
B. Do you have foot speed?
C. Do you have quick hands?
D. Can you bunt?
E. Can you bunt for hits?
F. Do you have a Good eye?
G. Can you recognize balls and strikes?
H. Can you recognize different types of pitches?
Knowing your tools helps you understand who you are as a hitter.
- Identify your hitting style
A. Power Hitter- hits a lot of homeruns and sometimes strike out more than others
B. Gap to Gap Hitter- hit the ball to all fields, has some power, with occasion home runs
C. Pull hitter- hits the ball to the same side of the field as the side of the plate they are standing on
D. Opposite Field Hitter- hits the ball to the opposite side of the field from the side of the plate they are standing on.
E. Contact hitter: hits the ball to all fields and puts the ball in play on a regular basis, does not strike out often. Does not try to hit homeruns. More likely to bunt for hits
F. Switch hitter- capable of batting left-handed and right-handed