Hitting Courses / Chapter 4 - Batting Practice Routine
by James Rowson
After being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the ninth round of the 1994 MLB Draft, James played minor league baseball in the Mariners and New York Yankees minor league systems from 1995-1997, and for the Independent Heartland League’s Cook County Cheetahs in 1998. James served as the Yankees’ minor league hitting coordinator for six seasons before joining the Chicago Cubs as their minor league hitting coordinator for the 2012 season. Rowson became the hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs from 2012-2013. He is currently the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees.
Chapters within this course
Chapter 2 - Mental and Physical Approach to Hitting
Chapter 3 - Hitting Off The Tee
Chapter 5 - Common Hitting Flaws
Chapter 6 - Know Your Strengths And Weaknesses
Chapter 1 - Set Up in Batters Box
Live batting practice is not a time to play home-run derby yet a time to get some good confidence going for an upcoming game. Coach Rowson explains how to create a routine that will help you execute situations in the game. The ultimate goal in batting practice should be getting the barrel on the baseball and hitting the baseball hard, Coach Rowson explains how all other goals make you too mechanical and keeps you from being focused and relaxed in the batters box.