Judging the Royals

March 24, 2013 9:30 PM

Two-strike hitting

OK, you’re at the plate and you find yourself in a two-strike count; what do you do? Two-strike hitting requires a different approach. Early in the count, hitters might be trying to drive the ball: trying to hit it out in front of the plate, pull the ball and plug a gap or hit it out of the yard. Once a hitter gets to two strikes, he might be letting the ball travel deeper — which gives him a longer look at the ball and means he’s less likely to get fooled. In that case, the hitter would be willing to settle for a single to the opposite field.

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.

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