Understanding different philosophies of hitting is important. At PBD, we see what the athlete does naturally, then we build from there. We always do our best at trying to maximize contact and power. Before we get into debate over the different philosophies, we make sure that young hitters master the things that get overlooked so often. ie: stance, grip, balance, posture, rhythm, weight transfer, and personal style. Then we can talk about mechanics, hand path, etc… Mechanics are only part of what makes a hitter good or great. Plate discipline and mental approach is what separate the good from the great.