Apr 24, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
Isn't he holding it too high? That's called "choking the bat," right?
n2sports said"Choking up" would give a batter a shorter, quicker swing that improves ball contact. You position your hand around 3-4" from the base/knob of the bat. One would choke up if a hit is required to move players around the bases.
I would choke up as a way to adjust my swing to time with the pitches. Often when you are hitting strikes, your swing is "behind the pitch". Moving up your hand position can help you connect with the pitch.
TheGuyNextDoor saidOh, I Love the way he's got a nice grip on that stick with both hands!...