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Nothing is more frustrating than popping up or getting jammed because you’ve dropped your hands or cast them away from your body. We see this mistake all the time. Especially in youth hitters. Almost always, the reason is that they do not understand the forces acting on them by the bat. Or how to counteract them with their bodies.
When a hitter turns to swing the bat, the accelerated bat begins to pull down and away from the batter’s hands. Being able to stabilize and control the bat is the most important skill a hitter can have as they learn to turn. The faster the body turns, the harder the bat pulls away from the hitter.