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Players who have the most success are those who are properly schooled in hitting mechanics.
Hitting is neurological...it's muscle memory. By properly practicing techniques and drills, the body will learn to react properly to a specific pitch in a specific situation.
All good hitters have the same basic mechanics. They are balanced. Their swings are short and compact. They have limited movement and a limited stride, yet they have a solid weight shift. Only by practicing drills each and every day does a swing develop into a flawless piece of art.