Wouldn't it be great if in order to be a very successful hitter you were only required to do one simple thing. Guess what? There is only one thing for you to do to be very successful at the plate. That one thing is to consistently get the “sweet spot" of the bat on the baseball.
The point here is that you can break every rule in baseball hitting, but if you can consistently get the good part of the bat on the ball, you will be extremely successful. Don't ever forget this. Obviously, I am a big believer in doing things properly anywhere on the baseball field and my hundreds of articles reflect just that. But, on the other hand, I am well aware that when it's all said and done, the batter who can frequently get the “sweet spot" of the bat on the baseball will have the most success no matter how many things he is doing improperly at the plate.
Sometimes baseball tips on hitting are overdone and quite often “less is more. " Baseball hitters are often overwhelmed and should keep it very simple and only focus on a few things that must be done properly. It simply does NOT matter how you get the good part of the bat to the baseball as long as you get it there. Bat companies spend millions of dollars on testing and researching the “sweet spot" of the bat. For a moment, let's forget the dozens of baseball tips on hitting. You can have the worst swing on your team, you can have the weakest swing on your team, you can lunge at the ball, you can be off balance, etc. Focus on getting the sweet spot of the bat on the baseball and the rest will take care of itself.
Let's say you are a younger baseball player and feel like almost all the hitters on your team are way ahead of you in natural ability as well as baseball hitting knowledge. Your only focus should be on getting the “sweet spot" of the bat on the ball. It's the greatest neutralizer in the world and will even out the playing field immediately.
Let the sweet spot do all the work for you. Your swing does NOT have to be as powerful as the other players. You do NOT have to have their knowledge of baseball hitting. One of the better baseball tips on hitting to remember is that if your swing is so weak that it couldn't crush a grape but you can fairly consistently get the good part of the bat on the ball, trust me, you will be a better than average baseball hitter. Nobody will ever notice how weak you swung at the pitch or how you are lacking in proper baseball hitting fundamentals.
What they will notice is the hard line drive coming off your bat. If you are struggling, give this a try and there is a strong possibility you will be very pleasantly surprised with the results!
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