- A hitter creates rhythm with the lower half of the body.
- There are several different ways to create rhythm—small stride, toe tap, leg kick, etc.—so the mechanics should be geared to the hitter’s comfort.
- A good rhythm—almost routine with the lower half—will help keep the hitter calm.
- The “settle” is created with the hitter’s hands and should match the size and speed of the front foot.
- Remember: timing involves the hands. And the timing must match your rhythm.