Every baseball team needs good hitters lined up in their squad. Hitting the ball squarely is not as easy and it seems, and takes a lot of practice and hard work to develop.
Stance and Stride
A comfortable stance with shoulder-width distance between the legs needs to be maintained before taking the stride. The knees remain slightly bent in this stance. The bat should be held comfortably, and the hands maintained at shoulder height.
It is the most important move in the process of baseball training. This action serves two main purposes, i.e., generating enough power and timing the ball correctly. Coiling back of the shoulders is the basic movement in this action of swinging.
The hands, while swinging the bat, are slightly raised or drop downwards. However, one shouldn't overdo it, and also avoid the temptation of going for any dramatic movement.
The action of forward swing should start with the rotation of the hips. The hips need to rotate in the direction towards the pitcher. Hand movement (bat swing) should be initiated after this action is completed. The bat should be moved directly towards the ball without any kind of uppercut or loop.
Apart from these basics, one should keep in mind that a shot played with a 45-degree angle helps in covering maximum distance. Increasing the power behind shots is of course the most important thing in getting home runs. The speed with which the bat is swung should be increased, but by being steady.