In part I of our plate coverage series, we talked about how the effective strike zone can be as much as 160% wider than the actual plate. Today we’ll look at how tall the zone really is. To get started let’s look at an iconic image of Ted William’s batting average showing how well he did over his career based on pitch location.
MaxBP is used by hitters across all levels from youth to Major Leaguers to get their daily swings and to work on visual training. Hear from former Major League hitter and MLB Network host Sean Casey on how visual training and small ball drills are crucial to getting the most out of your batting practice regimen.
This week both a bench coach and an MLB manager were ejected early in a game on an innocuous first pitch strike call that replay clearly showed was an obvious strike. In the first picture, you see the ball as it passes the plate. In the second photo, you see the spot marking to the location of the ball in the catcher’s mitt – quite a difference!