so I have had some issues with being late on pitches the last few years. It hasn’t been season ruining or anything, as I am still among the league leaders in most offensive categories, in a pretty competitive league. However I feel like I get beat by moderate velocity fastballs, and late moving breaking balls way too often. And when I get to them, it’s a very inside out, liner to the opposite field. I want to be able to turn on an inside fastball for power, not just fight it off to right for a droopy base hit.
I have tried all I can think of; getting started early, adding a leg kick for timing, playing with how I grip the bat, starting with my hands farther back and forward and up and down, and on and on; but still the same issue. I legitimately can not remember the last time I pulled a hard hit foul ball off a harder throwing pitcher.
To me, it feels like I have trouble getting the barrel to release. Almost like I’m making contact well out in front, but still somehow going to right, when I see other guys pulling the ball with power, while hitting it deeper in the zone. Any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas would be super appreciated.