The Advantage of Choking Up

February 24, 2009

Choking up on the bat can benefit you more so than not. Many players think the bigger bat you swing, the more of a man you are. Don’t hold your breathe quite yet. The guy that hits the ball farther more consistently is more of the man. Now the bigger that bat you use, the larger sweet spot and the more weight behind the ball on contact. This definitely helps however the ball travels farther based on a faster bat which is harder to obtain with more weight. A faster bat can be acquired with a shorter bat. The bottom line is, choking up gives you better eye / hand coordination and a faster bat which both will speak for themselves when you obtain them. Try this in your next batting practice session.