Making the adjustment to better pitching is a big deal.
Whether its an adjustment made during an at-bat, game, or new level of competition.
Seeing higher velocities, better movement, surperior pitch location, and un-godly secondary pitches is something that you will have to expect will serve as a huge challenge for you.
Luckily, it will be difficult for the players you are competing against for a starting position as well.
If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m a huge advocate of simplifying hitting.
Be ready to hit the fastball
- Understanding the situation. Do you know what the situation calls for? is it a fast-ball count. Are there guys on base?
- Getting started on time. Meaning that you have begun your pre-swing movements at the correct time during the pitcher’s wind-up. The harder he throws, the sooner you have to start. You can measure this by timing the pitcher in “the hole”, or while “on deck”. I call this “calibrating the pitcher”