BENEFITS OF TESTING AND TRAINING PITCH RECOGNITION

  • Reading the pitch type and initial ball flight within about 20 feet of pitch release allows hitters to make better swing decisions and swing adjustments. In other words, timing.

  • Pitch recognition is not a calculation; it is an association. What you see out of the pitcher’s hand associated with what it means at the plate. It comes from thousands of plate appearances but can be accelerated with proper training. 

  • You beat the strikeout pitch (as it is called in a major league team’s hitting book) by recognizing and laying off. Get a better pitch to hit and do damage. 

  • Confidence comes with preparation. Step into the box feeling like you have seen that pitcher, or one like him, hundreds of times.
  • Pitch Recognition testing shows if a struggling hitter’s problem is not “seeing” the ball. Do this before changing swing mechanics and creating a slump.
  • Be the type of “selectively aggressive” hitter that pitchers hate to face.
  • Film opponent pitchers to train for future games.