Lesson 6, Topic 2
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Making the most out of “standing in” on bullpens

Jeff Higgens November 25, 2020
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Sometimes our practice time and capacity is limited. If you don’t have the option to actually hit off of a live pitcher, the next best option is to stand in when they throw a practice pitching session or even during their pre-game warm up in the bullpen.

To make the most out of these sessions…

  • Try to visualize yourself in a game situation and make it as realistic as possible.
  • Go through your rhythm and time the ball.
  • Imagine hitting it with “weight transfer takes.”
  • Make a decision on if you would swing or not by saying  “yes” or “no” before the ball gets to the plate. 
  • Challenge yourself and try to say yes or no earlier and earlier.