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Now is the time to start preparing for next season. The main choice I face is switch hitting. I haven't hit lefty in a game in over 6 years but I still do it in the batting cages as much as possible. With the current league I play in the pitching is not really all that great and I think I could handle hitting lefty. The only problem is that if I move to a different league I'm not sure if I could handle a fastball from the left side. I can't make up my mind what I want to do. Any advice on how to make this choice and what I should do?

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Comment by Anthony Fruhling on November 11, 2009 at 2:14pm
Well this decision was just made for me in the batting cage the other night. I took 100 swings from each side of the plate and in addition to the blister on my right hand from batting left handed the results weren't very good either. I felt much better from the right side and was very impressed with the results so I'm sticking to just hitting right handed from now on. I think if I put in the work like I did a few years ago I can get back to the hitter I used to be.
Comment by Andy Katz on November 16, 2009 at 7:14pm
You have to be comfortable at the plate and if you are second guessing yourself I think you've made your decision.
Comment by Anthony Fruhling on November 23, 2009 at 12:04pm
I think part of it is that I'm just nervous about the results. I want to be a hitter that helps the team and making outs from the left side doesn't really help sometimes. I have been taking BP the past few days from both sides and I'm starting to feel comfortable from both sides.
Comment by Dave on December 30, 2009 at 12:37pm
Sorry for the late response, but I think you should switch in the game. It is about confidense and if you don't do it in the game you wont get any. I have been switch hitting for 4 years now and last year I did loose confidense just by a sentence from an old coach that never saw me hit before." You are more natural from the right side" is all he said and that was enough to second guess myself. About half way through the year I fixed that and smoked the ball. I found that with my stronger hand pulling the bat I am able to get around faster lefty but just need to train the eye to recognize the pitch earlier. Good luck and go for it.

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