50 Things a Hitter Needs to Do to Be Successful at the Plate

by Luis Ortiz
50 Things a Hitter Needs to Do to Be Successful at the Plate


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
-Being consistent
-Adhering to sound mechanics
-Making adjustments


1 Intro 2 Expect to Succeed 3 Know Yourself as a Hitter 4 Visualize 5 Figure Out How the Pitcher is Trying to Get You Out 6 Learn How to Approach Every Pitch 7 Always Look for the Pitcher's Fastest Pitch 8 Know Your Hitting Situations 9 Think About Hitting the Ball Hard, Not Far 10 Think About Swinging Fast, Not Hard 11 Blow Your Hands Away From You 12 Be Consistent 13 Make Adjustments 14 Be Smooth 15 Use a Bat You Can Stop and Accelerate at Will 16 Have a Stance that Works for You 17 Be Soft 18 Land and Stride on Time 19 Have Proper Timing 20 Separate Your Hands from the Stride 21 Separate the Stride from the Swing 22 Stay Tall and Away from the Ball 23 See the Ball Properly 24 Let the Ball Get Deep 25 Get to a Strong Position to Hit 26 Swing at a Good Pace 27 Avoid Wasted Movements at the Beginning of the Swing 28 Start Your Swing with Maximum Power 29 Swing as Fast as You Can 30 Create Torque 31 Coordinate the Hands with the Back Feet 32 Use the Power Line Within Your Swing 33 Swing Within Your Axis of Rotation 34 Use Your Hands Properly 35 Keep Your Body Back and Throw the Hands in Front 36 Stay Inside the Ball 37 Bat Awareness 38 Hit the Ball as You Are Turning 39 Have a Strong Grip on Contact 40 Palm Up / Palm Down Positions 41 Hit the Ball at an Angle 42 Hit Through the Ball 43 The 3 Sounds of the Swing 44 Keep Your Feet Apart at Least Until Contact 45 Turn First Then Push Through the Ball 46 You Have to Have a Complete Pivot of the Back Feet 47 Drive Your Knee Down 48 Your Front Leg Must Be Firm 49 Your Back Leg Turns One Unit 50 Accelerate Through the Ball 51 Finish Your Swing

The Coach


Luis Ortiz

Former MLB Third Base Player / Designated Hitter


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.

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