The Natural: Cole Hiestand
Cole is 5 1/2 and has been hitting like this for about a year and a half. He loves baseball and he asks to play almost everyday. Since we watch the Cubs all the time, his swing is a combination of Derek Lee and Alphonso Soriano. What impresses me most is that I have not really taught him how to swing the bat. He has pretty much learned from watching MLB players.
The only thing I have taught him are my four keys to hitting (which I made up one day while we were playing) in the yard:
- Elbow up
- Bend your knees
- Watch the ball.
I figure if he gets these down, he’ll be all set.