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No matter where you start the bat, all good hitters get into the launch position. The launch position is the position your body is in when your front foot lands after the stride. The bat should be 4-6 inches from your shoulder at about a 45 degree angle. The hands are back and the weight is distributed about 75% to the rear side. Consult a professional about the launch position for further clarification. It is one of the most important things to think about in hitting!