Baseball batting practices across the nation and around the globe are essentially the same: players try to hit every ball as hard and deep as they can. There’s nothing wrong with that approach to hitting, unless, of course, you want to achieve maximum hitting ability.
I’ve studied hitters during practice practices (BP) for years and come to the same conclusion each time. Hitters who take every pitch in this manner get pops, chops, and routine ground balls with every pitch. In fact, the going rate of hard hits is three or four out of ten.
Instead, try my proven Power-10 baseball hitting drills, which will help players hit the ball hard with super contact every time. Power-10 drills used in batting practices will train hitters to hit each ball well, making practices more meaningful. Hitters will concentrate more on hitting the balls hard and sharply, rather than hitting everything deep. As you see below, this method is proven by improved batting averages.
Efficiency at least 80%: batting average over .400
Efficiency at least 70-80%: mid .300 batting average
Efficiency less than 70%: .280-.300 batting average
Here’s how the Power-10 baseball hitting tips work:
A hitter chooses which pitches to hit. But call a strike if he takes a good pitch.
Hard Hit = 1 point
Week hit = 0 points
Swing and miss/foul/strike = (-1)
A hitter strives for a minimum 7 out of 10 (70%). If a hitter is not at that level, he needs to work for that. If time permits, players can do more than one Power-10. With these batting drills, they look forward to the challenge of getting better each time.