50 Things a Hitter Needs to Do to Be Successful at the Plateby Luis Ortiz
50 Things a Hitter Needs to Do to Be Successful at the Plate presents a detailed list of techniques that you can use to become a more successful hitter. Based upon his personal experiences and observations from when he played professional baseball, Luis Ortiz explains and demonstrates each factor in a way that is simple and direct. This course is designed to be appropriate for baseball coaches and players at all competitive levels.
Among the topics covered:
-Expecting to succeed
-Knowing yourself as a hitter
-Reading the pitcher
-Knowing the hitting situation
-Adhering to sound mechanics
Luis Ortiz grew up playing baseball in the Dominican Republic. He earned a baseball scholarship from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he set many of Union's batting average and home-run records, and established the NAIA career record for slugging percentage. In 1991, Luis was drafted in the eighth round by the Boston Red Sox. Subsequently, he played 14 years of professional baseball, part of which he spent in the majors with the Red Sox and the Texas Rangers. For most of his minor-league career, he consistently hit over .300. Upon retiring from professional baseball, Luis went back to college and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education. Currently, Luis is working on developing a state-of-the-art baseball school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.