Carlos Garcia (owner of Carga Baseball) has partnered with Batting Cages Inc. to give you the best batting/hitting tips to improve your swing. Each week we will post one of his hitting tips.
"As the son of a former minor league baseball player (Boston Red Sox), I was born with baseball in my DNA. I signed with the Kansas City Royals in 2008 at the age of sixteen years old. I spent thirteen years in the minor leagues, mostly with the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants organizations. Throughout my career, I played in multiple professional baseball leagues including the Venezuelan winter league, Mexican summer league, and Independent League. I have most experience as an infielder, but I also played outfield during the last half of my career.
I am currently the head coach for the travel baseball organization, Delaware Elite Baseball. I also provide personal lessons, group clinics, and camps to both baseball and softball athletes." - Carlos Garcia
Tips from Carlos
Hitting Tips from Carlos #1: Double Tee Batting Drill
"My name is Carlos Garcia, a former professional player for the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. Hey, guys. If you want to improve your bat path, how to get on the plane with the ball, and how to stay through the baseball as long as possible. Here is one drill that I do."
Hitting Tips from Carlos #2: Three Punch Batting Drill
"This drill, I call it three punches. I'm going to set up one baseball on top of the tee. One baseball in front of it and one baseball on top of the home plate. The main goal for this drill is to be able to work within a path where I get in contact with the first ball..."
Hitting Tips from Carlos #3: Batting Stance
"For this drill I need you to get into your stance and get in front of a net or a wall. From your launch position, slowly start practicing your turn and stopping as soon as..."
Hitting Tips from Carlos #4: Distance from the Plate
"...a bad habit that I see a lot especially with young hitters is how close they are from the plate. They don't have a good understanding on how to measure the distance that they need to have in between the plate and them."
Hitting Tips from Carlos #5: 100% Focus
"When you come into the batters box you want to make sure that every single swing you take is with a purpose. You're trying to visualize something that is going to happen in one of your games."
Hitting Tips from Carlos #6: Pulling Inside
"Another habit I see a lot is guys taking that first swing and trying to pull it instead of using the big part of the field to hit the ball to the other way. Guys, try to start your batting practice hitting the ball to the other way to train and visualize the way how the ball should be hit..."
Hitting Tips from Carlos #7: Lead Arm
"In this video, I am showing you how to utilize your lead arm properly to create space and direction through your swing. The lead arm goal is to create space and direction by trying to substitute the front elbow with the knob of the bat."