If hitting is about being on time, pitching is about upsetting that timing.
As hitters, we’re only as good as the pitches we swing at, so our main job is to be on time while swinging at quality pitches.
Two ways hitters throw away at-bats is by not begin ready to hit the fastball, or leaking, lunging, or reaching at the off-speed.
It’s important that we have the right approach, and we’re seeing the ball as well as we can.
This is what hitters train in the applied vision baseball pitch recognition app.
To train their reaction to the fastball they train their swing-trigger by thinking "Yes, yes, no” on a ball & “Yes, yes, GO” on a strike.
To train their breaking ball & off-speed reaction, they use the Post-Up pitch recognition training to recognize the breaking ball up or the breaking ball down, early in the zone.
It takes 400 milliseconds for an average MLB fastball to reach home plate. It takes about 100 milliseconds for your brain to process a visual queue. It takes about 25 milliseconds for the brain to tell the body to swing.
And an average MLB swing - is about 150 milliseconds.
That means a hitter has about 125 milliseconds to recognize the spin, speed, and location of a baseball, and then put a good swing on where they think the ball will be at point of contact.
If you want to dominate at the highest level, you need off-the-charts pitch recognition skills.
Pitch Recognition App
Increase your hard contact consistency and optimize your hitting approach by simulating a week's worth of at-bats in one session.