The distance that the batter has from you actually works in your favor, if you let it.
You incoming pitch travels over this distance and challenges the batter to manage many things at once. Those things that a batter must take into consideration are:
- the speed of the incoming pitch
- the signature of that ball’s tendency
- and the constant change in distance from the batter outward, thus requiring the batter to either commit to a swing, or, to let it go by.
No small stunt here for the batter. Eye and hand coordination are not easy things to do on such a small object like an incoming baseball.
So look, don’t make things anymore hard on yourself than they are. Strikes are working in your favor and so will the distance of 60’ 6", if you let that distance work for you. Below is a pictorial representation in simple terms.