Start driving balls to all fields and improve your bat path on all pitch locations with the Barrier Tee drill series from Garrett Gordon.
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When you hit off the tee correctly you can help yourself create better movement patterns, especially if you are trying to work on something new. The 3 tee drill may seem excessive but when done properly it can help you develop a more consistent bat path through the ball. Understanding the different angles your body has to create to hit different pitch locations is crucial if you want to hit well.
In the three videos below you will see three different MLB players hitting the ball three different places. From outside to inside and from up to down you will notice how it changes a hitter's shoulder angles. As the pitch gets lower it requires the hitter to side bend further. Creating a more vertical bat angle. Don't panic about your vertical bat angle score if you are using Blast Motion. The vertical bat angle is solely depending on the height of the pitch. The contact point also needs to be discussed here, the goal is to hit the ball out front. For outside pitches hitting it deeper can be ideal for maximizing contact on more pitches. Middle and inside pitches must be hit even more out front for the ball to be driven properly.
Often times when hitters are hitting off the tee they tend to change their stance, stride, and overall position at the plate. Wherever you want to stand is fine. You will have to adjust the tee's accordingly depending on your position in the box. The goal here is to stay consistent and mimic what would happen in the game. Practice better and you will become better.