so for a long time I’ve always been a “start the pci high and in following the pitcher from the wind up and then adjust”. Kind of hitter— Following the ball from the hand.
Anyway. A few youtubers recently have been showing a lot of success by shutting down the lower part of the zone. Holding the pci not down all the way but hovering in the lower half. And then adjusting UP for middle high etc. I feel like this gives some better trejectory on balls hit since I’ve been messing with it..any thoughts?
I've been starting my PCI mid-low since 17, it works great for me. A lot of people throw the same pitches in the same place over and over again, and eventually you start to hit it. However, makes you very vulnerable to a high fastball at 100 MPH, so be careful.
Comment by STI14894/18/2019 2:19PM PDT
Yeah, I think a lot of us started doing this in reaction to the meta last year.
That’s essentially what I’ve done and adjust depending on tendencies. People miss in the plate a lot more than you think and balls get launched
I started with the pci high last year and hit pretty well but I struggled with pitches down and in. This year with left handed batters I’m starting down and in with success and not having much trouble getting to balls up in the zone. I feel like most guys try to pound lefties down and in or up and in so this has been working well. I’m still starting up in the zone with righties because I feel like most people still try to beat you up and in with righties.