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.

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Pro Tips for How to Hit a Baseball

Baseball Swing MechanicsThese 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 BaseballDoug 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 PathDoug 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 lineupHow 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 HittingDoug Bernier discusses common two-strike hitting approaches, and how to develop the two strike approach that works best for you.
How to Sacrifice BuntHow 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 HitHow 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 Tips5 Pro Bunting Tips to improve your bunting mechanics
Advanced Bunting Strategy 1How 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 PitchesHow to identify types of pitches, and know what each pitch does.
3 Tips for Hitting the Inside PitchWhen 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 StrategyThe 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 AngleYour 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 StancesWhat 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 HittingSituational 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 RoutinesWhat 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!

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About Author

Doug Bernier, founder of Pro Baseball Insider.com, debuted in the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Colorado Rockies, and has played professional baseball for 13 years. Most recently, Doug signed with the Minnesota Twins in 2013, where he logged time at every infield position except 1st base in 33 Major League games. Currently Doug is with the Twins' AAA team in Rochester, NY