Best tips to Learn how to throw the baseball bat

Best tips to Learn how to throw the baseball bat like the best professional baseball players. The action of throwing a baseball is very much like the action of hitting a baseball
The best professional hitters don’t swing the bat, they throw the barrel. One of the best ways to get on the fast track to develop a high level throwing pattern is to know and understand that the swing is really a throw.

Learning to throw the bat and not swing the bat is the foundation of Dr. Yeager’s Iso-Hitting training program. Throwing the bat head is also the first thing you must do to develop your swing.
You have to learn to feel that throwing action in your top hand. You must feel the top hand throw or whip the bat head through the hitting zone. As the ball is being delivered towards home plate, you should think about throwing the barrel behind the baseball. When the pitcher is throwing the ball at you, you should throw the barrel back at the ball.
Compare the throwing motion of the professional infielder to the hitting motion of an elite level hitter. It’s easy to see that the best hitters are using a throwing motion. The back arm and the footwork of the infielder thrower and hitter are very similar. It is vitally important to you as a hitter that you perfect your back arm action and your footwork.
The batter and infielder use a step or stride in the direction of their target. This footwork enhances the player’s ability to load and unload the back leg when hitting a baseball and throwing a baseball. The unloading of the back leg will result in energy and momentum creation to be transferred into the throw and swing.
Watch clips of elite level players that demonstrate how the batter and thrower lift the front leg to load the back leg and then drive toward their target to unload the back leg.
It’s important to know that both the infielder and batter have driven off of the back foot before contact. You can see that an elite hitter’s back foot is un-weighted well before contact when watching video clips of great players.
Like most great hitters, the entire back foot is slightly off the ground before contact. Not all great hitters have the entire back foot off the ground but all great hitters have a virtually un-weighted back foot well before and during contact of the baseball.
The foot work as well as the back arm movement are also very similar between the thrower and the elite hitter.


An obvious and very important difference that you should understand between the two throwers is that the hitter must stay leveraged behind the front side. This is because the batter throws against the front side to create rotational speed in the bat head as opposed to the thrower who continues forward with the primary goal of imparting linear speed to the baseball.

If you are a baseball coach or developing baseball or softball player, understand the hitter must get off of the back side but stay behind the front side.

Pointer:
All of the hitter’s pressure is felt on the front foot and the body’s weight or center of gravity stabilizes behind the front side at contact of the baseball. The Iso Baseball Leverage Trainer will help you develop this pattern.
A final and essential similarity between the two throwers(hitter and infielder) is that both utilize uninterrupted fluid movements. The hitter should not exhibit a discernable pause between the time his front foot touches down and the completion of his swing. Foot down early methods of instruction by some coaches interrupt this fluid motion seen in the greatest hitters. For the highest level pattern, the hitter’s footwork should flow smoothly with his other movements. This is very similar to the way the infielder incorporates his footwork into his throw.
Pointer:
We can make the barrel of the bat move faster by throwing it compared to swinging it.
In order to make that bat head move really fast, we have got to move our legs and our arms and the rest of our body in a way that allows us to make an effective throw of the bat head at the ball.