In baseball, your strategic approach to hitting is just as important as your physical hitting approach. Mechanics are important in the grand scheme of things, but the support of a players mind is what ultimately dictates their success. The mental approach to hitting will vary depending on the age and ability of the player. Staying sharp requires a consistent mental approach to your hitting including commitment to focus on what you need to do now and not what has happened in the past. A good quality mental approach and hitting strategy are what separate the good hitters from the great hitters. A quality hitting approach always starts with believing in yourself! A hitter must always be thinking to himself "I'm going to hit this pitch!"