During a showcase, scouts will be looking for three things: Can you take a good swing? Can you repeat it? And can you adjust quickly when you don’t repeat it?
A good swing is on time, on tempo and balanced. Good hi
tters don’t swing with max effort, and they aren’t grunting and falling down in the process. Good hitters make their swings look easy.
What is a good swing? For starters, a good swing will result in balls being hit hard between the left center and right center field gaps, regardless of the outcome.
A good scout can care less if you get a hit in a showcase – he wants to see a good swing.
If your swing is good, the scout wants to see if you can repeat it. Major League hitters repeat their swing 70 percent of the time, which results in a hit 30 percent of the time. A D-I prospect can repeat his swing 50 percent of the time.
Repeating the swing is a skill and not based on luck.
If your swing is good and you can repeat it, scouts want to know how quickly that you can adjust when you aren’t getting results. You only can make adjustments based on having a sound understanding of your swing and a good feel for hitting.
What’s awesome about making adjustments is that it doesn’t limit you to getting a hit. Making an adjustment means you have the ability to do something different in order to get a hit. You can’t continue to pull the outside change up and expect scouts to be attracted to you. Try to hit a foul to the opposite field until you can drive it into the gap. Just do something different and do it immediately.
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Coaches don’t give away scholarships. You earn them by being good enough.
Remember: Good hitters don’t work hard; they work smart.
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C.J. Stewart has built a reputation as one of the leading professional hitting instructors in the country. He is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and has also served as an area scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, CJ has more than 12 years of player development experience and has built an impressive list of clients, including some of the top young prospects in baseball today. If your desire is to change your game for the better, C.J Stewart has a proven system of development and track record of success that can work for you.