Comparing Batting Practice 1972 Style vs. 2022 Style!

How important are “visual patterns” to an MLB batter? Well, I would say that visual pitching patterns are EXTREMELY important to batters BECAUSE, too often.., baseball managers try to avoid allowing their lefty batters to hit against.., LEFTY PITCHERS!

Now, do you think visual patterns are important to hitters? What is the difference between “throwing” batting practice vs. “pitching” batting practice? And what about pitching DEPTH? How does the DEPTH affect a batter’s perception of the flight path of the pitch? Is it an advantage for the batting practice pitcher to stand 15-20 away from the hitter when he throws batting practice?