Batting stances Spin the wheel, A batting stance is the position a baseball or softball player assumes just before hitting the ball. that you can use to pick a random item from the list: Yordan, Buxton, Cano, Wisdom, Rizzo, Seager, Yelich, Joe DiMaggio, Babe, Zobrist, Guerrero, Bonds, Shohei, Encarnación, Mantle, Jeter, Bautista, Schwarber, Griffly, Puckett, Bryant.
The stance can vary greatly from player to player and can depend on factors such as their height, weight, and personal preferences.
There are several common batting stances, including:
-Open stance: the front foot is pointed towards the pitcher with the back foot turned towards the catcher
-Closed stance: the front foot is pointed towards the catcher with the back foot turned towards the pitcher
-Square stance: the feet are parallel to each other
-Straddle stance: the feet are apart and the back foot is pointing towards the pitcher
Players may also adjust their stance based on the situation, such as moving closer to the plate when they expect a pitch to be inside or further away when they expect a pitch to be outside. The stance of the player also plays a crucial role in the players balance, power and control.