Should Hitters Have a Barrel Tip in Their Load?
Vertical bat angle is something that some hitters have a major issue with. Hitters who excessively tip their bat forward have a major tendency to hit pop-ups and foul pitches straight back. In this article, you will learn how to fix this problem with a simple constraint drill.
The Issue With a Barrel Tip
A Lot of youth hitters watch players in the big leagues and see how much MLB hitters wave and tip their bat. When the bat tip is done correctly it allows for whip and speed through the zone. If done incorrectly it can cause hitters to get loopy and disconnected early in their swing. The drill below allows hitters to feel and become aware where their bat is at launch position so they can get connected and stay connected when they go take some hacks!
Below in the video, you will see two longtime Baseball Rebellion clients. After getting their turn speed, posture, and overall intent with their swing I began to introduce something new with how they want to wield their bats.
Both hitters had a tendency of missing under the ball due to the fact their bat angle was too steep at launch. Causing them to work way to vertical through the zone. By fixing their bat angle you will see that their bat works more horizontally through the zone which allows them to catch more barrels.