Mike Trout discusses his Hitting Approach

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!
4) Stretch.
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.

Finally, stay up the middle from Gap to Gap.

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Remaining Summer Camp Schedule – Quick Summary

Week 7 – August 8 to August 11

Location 12: Elm Park Vancouver, BC
Location 13: Sowden Park, North Vancouver, BC

Week 8 – August 15 to August 18

Location 14: Trafalgar Park, Vancouver, BC
Location 15: Justin Morneau Field, New Westminster, BC

Week 9 – August 22 to August 25

Location 16: Elm Park, Vancouver, BC
Location 17: Delbrook Park, North Vancouver, BC

Week 10 – August 29 to September 1

Location 18: Jerry Hale Field, Hillside Park, 1280 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC

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Welcome to our new Website!

We have updated our website and given it a new look. Our Summer Camp registration is live and fluid. We will be making some special announcements in the next couple of weeks regarding some of our August Camps. Fall and Winter registration in place for our Vancouver programming which will be operating at Kerrisdale Elementary School. North Vancouver clinics will be available in early September. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check our site regularly for updates.

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