My son (2021) has been told by a top showcase team in our area that his “barrel to ball skills are solid”, but he needs to add 4-5 mph to his ball exit speed off a tee to play with their top team...how do we go about increasing this number?
Exit speed is a product of bat speed. Move the bat faster. Means getting a bat that swings lighter/faster and/or getting stronger to make the bat move faster. Could mean altering the swing to get more torq and power behind the swing. But, the quickest (cheat) way would be to get a bat that swings easier, lighter, faster. Maybe a Velo or Solo. Something balanced. Maybe even drop in size. Hey, he just needs to get the extra MPH off a tee, right? Do what you need to do to make those numbers show up on the register. Then, in the games, go back to the bat that you want to use.