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Hitting Tips to Improve your Baseball Swing

Pro Hitting Tips to improve your Baseball Swing; Free Baseball Instruction for How to Hit Better. 

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Whether you are looking to develop sound hitting fundamentals or to refine your hitting mechanics, you’ll find pro hitting tips here.

The articles on this page are written by pro players to offer FREE hitting tips and instruction to help you improve your baseball swing.   And the best part is,  EVERY article on this site was written by a professional baseball player or coach.

Click on the red links to read the free baseball tips and instructional articles, hitting videos, illustrations and more.

Or click to read more about the source:  PBI Founder Doug Bernier and other pro Contributors

Pro Tips for How to Hit a Baseball

Baseball Swing Mechanics These five articles give an in-depth breakdown of good hitting mechanics. Containing free professional hitting tips and instruction, these articles will help you take your swing to the next level.

  1. The Baseball Swing 1 – Rhythm
  2. The Baseball Swing 2 – Load
  3. The Baseball Swing 3 – Separation
  4. The Baseball Swing 4 – Weight Shift
  5. The Baseball Swing 5 – Decide and Release
7 Absolutes of How to Hit a Baseball Doug breaks down the baseball swing and give you seven things which all great hitters have in common when they hit a baseball.  These are some solid baseball hitting tips that can help you swing faster, hit harder, and bat more consistently.
The Ideal Bat Path Doug breaks down the difference between a good bat path and a poor one.  A good bat path will keep your bat in the zone longer so you can connect with more baseballs on the sweet spot and have a better batting average.
Hitting philosophy and lineup How to accurately evaluate yourself and know what kind of hitter you are.  The great thing about this game is there is room on every team and in the big leagues for all types of hitters.
Two Strike Hitting Doug Bernier discusses common two-strike hitting approaches, and how to develop the two strike approach that works best for you.
How to Sacrifice Bunt How to bunt like a pro. Learn when the hitter should consider a sacrifice bunt, the best placement for the situation, and the proper way to execute the bunt so you can get it down every time.
How to Bunt for a Hit How to drag bunt or push bunt for a hit. A well-placed bunt can be an effective weapon against a tough pitcher. It can also be a good way to take advantage of a team with poor fielding skills, or it can be a good way for you to change things up if you are having a rough day. All in all, bunting is an important strategy to have in your hitting arsenal.
5 Pro Bunting Tips 5 Pro Bunting Tips to improve your bunting mechanics
Advanced Bunting Strategy 1 How reading the pitcher can improve your odds of successfully bunting for a hit.  This is advanced bunting strategy for players with good control over their bunt location
Types of Pitches How to identify types of pitches, and know what each pitch does.
3 Tips for Hitting the Inside Pitch When a pitch makes a mistake over the inner part of the plate, it’s time to make him pay!  3 common mistakes to avoid, plus tips for hitting the inside pitch
Baseball Hitting Strategy The mental side of batting is just as important as your physical hitting approach.  This article provides mental hitting tips from professional players.
Proper Bat Grip and Angle Your grip is what connects you to the bat.  The way the bat is held in your hands significantly affects how the bat moves through the strike zone.
Open, Square, & Closed Batting Stances What the advantages and disadvantages are of open, square and closed batting stance.  This article is designed to help you understand your swing better and know which stance works best for you.
Situational Hitting Situational hitting is important slice of a balanced offensive attack. Understanding baseball situations and how to hit properly in those situations set you up for a productive at bat, even if you don’t get a hit.  These batting tips will help you to be a valuable member of your team and more points on your scoreboard.
Offensive Routines What is an offensive or pregame routine? Why is it important? How do the pros get ready for a game? Doug explains batting practice, pregame, and game routines.
Baseball Hitting Drills for a Batting Tee*** This is a digital book we have for sale, which includes a code to unlock 20 streaming HD videos – one explaining & demonstrating each drill.  All this for only $.50 cents per drill!  This is a project to help support the 100′s of pages of free pro instruction on this site.  Thanks for your support!

Or if you prefer a physical book, you can purchase it here from Amazon (also unlocks the videos)

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  1. I am an assistant coach at a high school in Bethlehem Pa. We are trying to figure out a drill to have a hitter use more hip drive through the swing. Do you have any suggestions, also I really enjoy the site.

  2. This is a great series of articles on the fundamentals of hitting. If you need help in identifying the flaws in your swing or building the perfect swing please upload a video to my app for automatic & immediate analysis @ http://www.pureswingpro.com

  3. Hi I’m a high school varisty outfielder but my hitting has been lacking. I was wondering if there is any way I could send in a video of myself into you guys. If/ when you see this comment could you email me at thepuze97@gmail.com?

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  5. My 8 year old boy is on a travel ball team. He hits “fine”, but he wants to learn to be a power hitter. I need to purchase a dvd for this instruction. Private pitching lessons for 6 months have cost a lot. I need a financial break. A DVD would be the answer. If you do NOT sell these instructions of DVD, can you recommend a good one?
    Candie Brauner

  6. There is a lot of very poor hitting instruction information out there can can confuse and lead young hitters in the wrong direction. I think it was Mike Epstein, who commented on, how we don’t seem to teach what we see the best hitters actually doing, when it comes to hitting mechanics. Nice to see a website with hitting instruction information, from people who actually know what they are talking about. And more importantly have actually done it successfully, and done it at a high level.

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    Keep up the good work.

    • Jonathan,
      Thanks for the kind words. We love hearing about people benefitting from our website.
      Doug Bernier

  7. I use a 33/30 M9 T141 and can square the ball up nicely. I also have a M9 C271 NC and cant hit the ball solid. I have been looking into different bats, and knkow that my 141 barrel is medium. How do you feel about Large and Extra Large barrel bats?

    • Dan,
      Thanks for your question. I am glad you feel comfortable with the T141, one thing I found is that if you find a bat you can hit the ball well with, stay with it. But to answer your question, large and extra large barreled bats provide a larger sweet spot to hit the ball. That is fairly self explanatory, it will give you a better chance to hit the ball on the good part of the bat. However, if you are to keep the same length to weight ratio that you used with your T141 (-3 oz) your large barrel bats will be less dense wood and will be softer than your smaller barreled bats. There is a balance, with a smaller barrel bat (c271) if you square it up the ball may go a little further, but you may not square it up as often. I personally have tried many types of models and I have settled on a medium barrel and I feel that works for me. Find a bat that feels comfortable, that is most important.

      Doug Bernier

  8. I am trying to help my 16 year old grandson.
    He is a good atholet will learn fast.
    Thank You Very Much

  9. Great job on the development of your Blog; very professional

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