The Stand In Drill

Improve Game Day Hitting, Timing and Tracking the Ball

Target-specific baseball hitting drill

 

Standing in on a pitcher who is warming up is a great way for a hitter to improve his ability to see and track the baseball out of the pitcher’s hand all the way down the hitting funnel – and into the catcher’s glove.

 

 PURPOSE OF STANDING IN

 

  • Get a look at different types of pitches and their movements – slider, sinker, curve, change, knuckle, split finger, 2 seam fastball and 4 seam fastball.
  • Learn how to focus on both left-handed and right-handed release points and ball movement.
  • Tracking – track the baseball out of the pitcher’s hand all the way into the catcher’s glove.
  • Teach timing and rhythm importance – load, stride and foot down all controlled on the subconscious level.
  • Helps to gain strike zone recognition.
  • Learn how to aggressively take pitches – hold swing off at the last second.

Stand In Drill Quick Tips

Lock in on the release point and track the ball

Focusing On The Release Point

Read the pitch type and location. Decide if it’s a ball or a strike

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Track the ball all the way into the glove

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