Taft's Tips: Mental approach to hitting
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!"