Why am I hitting the ball off the handle?

Why am I hitting the ball off the handle?

In most cases, constantly hitting the ball off the handle or having trouble with their timing is caused from an inconsistent swing plane and the bat-head lagging the hands at the contact point. The more the lag the shorter the bat and sweet-spot area is in relation to the balls incoming path.

Why do I keep getting jammed baseball?

Getting “jammed” on a swing simply means the pitcher is pitching the batter inside right on the hands. This restricts the batter from pulling the ball and almost insured a ground ball out if the batter swings at it. Sometimes it’s just a way to get the batter off the plate a bit when he crowds the plate.

What is jamming a batter?

jam. To pitch far enough inside that the batter is unable to extend while swinging. “The pitcher jammed the batter.” The batter was “handcuffed” or “shackled” by the pitch. “The pitcher is in a jam.”

Why am I hitting the ball off the end of the bat?

Welcome to the site. — When a batter is continually hitting foul balls to the right side or off the end of the bat, indicates the bat-head is trailing too far behind the hands at contact. This results in the hands (and meat of the bat) arcing too far over toward the shortstop to make solid contact.

What does casting mean in hitting?

Casting hands in a baseball swing prevents hitters from staying inside the ball. The barrel gets outside of the hands. If a hitter manages to get lucky and make contact with a casting swing, they often hook the ball. A casting swing is long and rotational.

What part of the baseball should you hit?

Advocates for hitting the top of the ball Stay on top of the ball. A slight downward swing allows this and is a good way to keep from undercutting. Eric Herrera, a hitting instructor in Phoenix, in his eHow video How to Stay on Top of a Baseball says: You want to keep the barrel above the ball.