In a game loaded with failure, a hitter's ability to be confident and stay confident will dictate how far they'll make it in baseball. Period.

If the only way a player is able to develop confidence is whether they get a hit or not, they will always be a slave to their stats.

On the other hand, if a player is able to build confidence based on elements of the game within their control, they will be able to look at the opposing dugout and say "I have what it takes to beat you."

And that's everything. The ability to look at the pitcher on the mound and say "I can beat you."

There's a reason why baseball is the biggest self-esteem-destroying sport on the planet.

As a hitter, you have .400 milliseconds to recognize the spin, speed, and location of a baseball, and then put a good swing at where you think the ball will be at the point of contact.

Hitting is hard.

This is why we need to have a process and plan to Win The At-Bat.

As hitters, we're only as good as the pitches we swing at. Our ability to execute quality swings on quality pitches, consistently is how we adjust to elite-level pitching.

Ultimately, this isn't about achieving perfect hitting mechanics, rather, it's about knowing you can hit, instead of hoping.

Swing with intent to do damage, instead of swing just to put the ball in play.

Mechanics are important, but the right approach will fix most mechanical issues.

When you can get this part right, when you can learn to truly compete in the batter's box, that's when your true abilities as an athlete will surface.

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