Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels discusses his hitting approach with the MLB Network’s Sean Casey. Though Trout may not be the most well versed individual, he does provide a lot of information with regards to his routine and preparation in order to hit at a big league level.
To summarize Trout, here is what we took from this video that we feel is important not just for big league hitters, but youth hitters as well.
1) Get to the Ballpark early!
2) Trout attends meetings – preparing for the day.
3) Hits in Cage. Starts with the Batting Tee. 10 to 20 swings. Prefers the high tee so that it helps him get on top of the baseball. Ground balls up the middle every time!
5) Hit Batting Practice – on field. First round stays right center (opposite field). Second round stays up the middle the whole time. Subsequent rounds tries to hit the ball to left center a “couple times.”
6) His approach at the plate is to sit Fastball Up the Middle. React to off speed pitches.
7) If he is on time with the fastball, he will be on time with off speed with this approach.
8) Trout’s preference is to stay at the back of the box and get up on top of the plate.
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