It takes a 90 mph fastball 400 milliseconds to travel from the pitcher's hand to the catcher's glove. It takes the human brain 80-100 milliseconds to process the image of the ball. And the average swing time requires 150 milliseconds. Snap your fingers. That's more than the amount of time the batter has to assess the pitch and decide whether to swing. Hitting a baseball may be the most difficult thing in all of sports. Yet, instructor and author Ronnie Ortegon has helped hundreds upon thousands of players reach their diamond dreams with his simplistic, yet sound strategy that he calls "The Hitter's Discipline." "Ronnie is the best hitting instructor I've ever worked with," says former MLB outfielder Drew Stubbs. Ortegon is, indeed, among the best teachers in the game, and this book contains all the philosophies and techniques he has helped others master over the course of his lifetime.
Growing up in Plainview, Texas, Ronnie Ortegon first fell in love with baseball at the age of 4. He made it all the way to professional baseball, signing as a free agent with the Angels' organization. But for two years and three spring training in pro baseball, Ronnie never figured out how to fully commit to a game plan to accomplish what needed to be done. He simply didn't know how to fix himself. His playing career ended in the minors, but he has dedicated much of the rest of his life to helping others develop their game plan and mental discipline at the plate. From Little League beginners to MLB veterans, Ronnie has become the to go-to instructor, helping numerous players of various backgrounds and talent levels to become outstanding hitters by being mechanically sound, sticking to a game plan and controlling the voice inside their own heads.