I can’t believe I didn’t send word out, but a couple of days ago I released my very first hitting product called the AB Tracker.
Basically it’s a simple fill-in-the-blank template that let’s hitters track, well, every important detail of their at bats! Including:
- Pitch Location
- Pitch Type
- Pitch Sequence (Super Important!)
- Pitchers’ “Go-to” pitch, including where and when he likes to throw it
- Pitches Swung At and Taken
- Type of Contact (Jammed, Off the end, “On the screws”)
- Timing (Were you fooled? Did you have to fight one off? Did you get it just right?)
- Swing Type (over aggressive, too defensive, just right)
It also includes a space to keep track of:
- Situational Hitting Scenarios (Moving Runners Over, Driving Runners In, 0,1, and 2 out situations, etc)
- Your Routine (Pre-at bat, between pitch, etc)
- Your Pitch (Are you recognizing what “Your Pitch” is? Are you putting a good swing on the ball and making good contact?)
- Your Game Plan going up to the plate (Without one of these you’re just going up to the plate “Swinging Blind”)
- The End Result
Even I’m impressed that all of that information fits so easily on a 3″x5″ index card!
The Bottom Line: This will be the most valuable hitting tool you can get your hands on… except for your bat!
I originally designed the cards solely for hitters, but I’ve found that coaches have been putting them to good use as well. They’ll either grab at least one set (50 ABs per set) for each one of their players, or use the sets for scouting opposing offenses. Some have actually used them to keep track of their own pitchers and how they are handling hitters.
I’ve had high school hitters, college hitters, and yes even over-the-hill ball players in over 30 leagues write me to tell me just how valuable these babies are. It makes me kind of wish I thought of this template a long time ago when I swung the stick!
Anyway you can head over to my 5 minute video explaining things when you Click Here
Before you head over there, check out a few FAQs that popped up this weekend.