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I stink at baseball. How can i get better at hitting?

I am 15 years old and im playing my second year of baseball (Yeah, i know XD) I have only made contact once and have had no hits. I only get on base by walks and strikeout all the time. I need help!!!

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dont put all your power into the swing just concentrate on hitting it. relaxe when your up to bat. dont worry about everyone else just relaxe and swing when it come dont worry about the bat just watch the ball and let your reflexes do the work

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Good advice! Lol im gonna try that!!!
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it worked for me:)
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Haha cool. Did you play college ball? Or are you not in college? XD
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Start logging time in the batting cages

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How? Like set a timer?
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I mean, you need to go to the batting cages more often.
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Gotcha
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practice makes perfect :)

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Haha that makes sense. :D
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lol but what if i try my hardest and still stink? :/
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then maybe that was not the hardest yet!!
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Haha that makes sense. i guess. man it's hard to be good when all ur friends are awesome at baseball :/
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you don't compete with friends, you help each other..ask them to help you with the practice :)
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Right. Il try! They like to make jokes alot so ill have to suffer through that, but ill see what i can do! :D
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not all are gifted in sports..in that case, go with your gifts, and keep making it better..no matter what the gift..
But,,play baseball if you enjoy being with the guys,It's not just being great at a sport..it is learning how to accept defeat and how to work with others:)
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Thanks 4 the advice tonifitch!
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And simplymelchie!
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most welcome..all the best..and hang in there:)
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you don't have to suffer with their jokes, you laugh at it! cuz they are your friends!! :)
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there ya go!!"}
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anytime game :)
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Hit the batting cages
Ask the coaches for some additional help (actually, especially do that, it shows the coaches that you want to succeed.)
Maybe consider pitching. (jk)

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haha never have pitched before, but i could give it a shot :D
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Be more relaxed while hitting, find a good stance and watch the ball and swing through it

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i agree i said the same thing in a way.
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Practice makes perfect.

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Have you heard of hand and eye coordination? Use it helps.

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Maybe you have a vision problem. Maybe you need glasses. Jim Rice of the Red Sox, was having problems, solved it by glasses, back in the day.

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Practice!

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Haha thanks! Good advice ;P lol
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haha ur an LSU fan? Booo :D Gamecocks rule!
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Welcome:) & yes I like LSU(:
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I'm honestly not even sure I've heard of gamecocks.
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South Carolina? lol it's fine. haha i just like college football lol
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practise more with your parents or siblings

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Something is wrong with your technique, maybe. Ask the best hitter on the team or the coach or somebody in your family to critique your batting posture.

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My Dad's probably the best at asking me, so ill ask him
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Pick up a different sport... like chess.

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Lol i do dominate at chess, but i like baseball better
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start practicing more

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Watch the ball AT ALL TIMES. Go see a batting coach near you. That's what I did, and it helped me a LOT.

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It's only the second year you have been playing baseball. And it's hard to say without seeing your swing, but if your coach doesn't see anything wrong with your swing, I would just practice more. I would suggest spending more time hitting off a tee to make sure your fundamentals are sound than hitting in the cages. 60/40 or 70/30 type split.

Also when you swing, don't change your natural swing to try to make contact or for extra power, both will screw things up. You want to learn how to hit with the swing you're comfortable with.

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Thank you for the advice! My coach wasn't realy that good.... and im playing in a dirrent league than last year. hopefully i have a better coach!!
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Yeah, I would probably look at some youtube videos on hitting and maybe get The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams and John Underwood. I like some of the theories about hitting in that book. Then practice a lot off the tee since you want the muscle memory. Try not to have exaggerated hitches or wind up with the swing. Keep it as simple and smooth and possible and try to hit the ball up the middle.
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I've seen that book before. Lots of stuff behind hitting! Never knew lol
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I picked up baseball in high school too so I was behind the curve. Hitting isn't easy...I mean being successful 33% of the time is considered good (.333 average). How crazy is that? Plus throw in pitchers mixing up location, speed, and movement on the ball makes it tougher. The key is not to get discouraged and have a good swing you know you can count on when you get your pitch. That's why I'm big on the whole fundamentals and making sure your swing is good. Once you have that, you can work on pulling the ball, trying to hit to the other field, etc.
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I'm a good player. Hank Aaron beat Babe Ruth's record by using the same form I use. Step to nearly the back of the plate and swing low to high. What is ur email so we can talk

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I have hit 2 out of the parks
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Remember the worst you are now the more potential for the future
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Thanks for the help! My email is Drewrhoades4@gmail.com
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Practice every day and be more strong.

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well i have played baseball on so many levels. for hitting better i would line up your second set of you knuckles together and swing smoother all the way through the ball to get the best outcome.

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Go to the batting cages if you have any around you that's what helped me with softball(: Now i hit like every ball(: But i have been playing sine i was 4 sooo(: But yeah the batting cages help and you can always just practice your form... make sure that your elbow is up and that you are choking up on the bat(: That should help(:

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Take it in steps. You can start off by practicing your hitting off of a batting tee. Keep good eye contact on the ball and bat (don't pull your head out until you have bat/ball contact). Then advance to underhand or soft pitch by a friend or adult following the same methodology. Once you feel comfortable with that, faster pitching or even a batting cage is worth a shot. If you're having problems seeing the ball, maybe eyeglasses are in order. Good luck!

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I play softball and the way I practice is I do soft toss. Just practice your swing. Bend your knees. Step before you hit. And most important: KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL

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