Re: Digging Deep into Plate Discipline and Unlocking a Secret to Hitting
Originally Posted by oneupper
Here's what Dunn had to say about it:
"I have an idea of what I can and can't hit. Instead of trying to cheat to try to hit those pitches, I'm not swinging at them and hoping the pitchers make a mistake. There's balls now that I realize I can't hit, where before I would try to hit them. If I'm trying to hit that pitch, then I can't hit the one that I can hit -- if that makes sense."
Makes PERFECT sense to me, and that's exactly what Dunn's approach should be. Basically what he's saying is he's taking pitches and waiting for his pitch, which is the approach all hitters should take. He'll learn more and more over time which pitches he can hit and which ones he can't, and as he learns more he'll become even more dangerous at the plate.
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
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