- The pitch location does not always determine where the hitter should hit the ball—outside pitch to the opposite field, down the middle to center field, and pull the inside pitch.
- Trying to hit a ball in a particular direction based off of location will result in a lack of confidence—this is due to timing which can affect the power through the zone.
- Swing away! Know you can hit—not hope you can hit.
- The speed of the pitch and height location are better indicators of where the ball might go. Outside corner, shoulder high, will sometimes be the perfect pitch to pull. And, like Derek Jeter, a pitch on the inner half might be easier to take to the opposite field.