Hey Everyone, I'd like to start by saying that I've been a huge power right handed hitter for much of my time playing baseball. I've had a good combo of contact and power in my swings. However, recently I decided to try to learn to hit the ball the other way.
It took me one long phase of batting practice to figure it out, but I started hitting a lot of balls to the right side. And Whenever I didn't, it would be hit up the middle. Basically, I was feeling really good about hitting the ball the other way at will.
Over this time that I learned to hit the other way, for some reason, I changed my Alfonso Soriano like stance -- with exaggerated bent knees and a really closed stance -- into a Derek Jeter like stance, not bending my knees as much, with a significantly less closed stance. I thought it was all fine, especially because now i began to make a lot better contact with inside pitches -- pitches that usually tied me up in my old stance. And on top of that, I learned to hit the other way!!
But now, I can't hit for power at all -- And even worse, I can't pull the ball anymore with my new stance/stroke! I only hit it up the middle! Can someone help me figure out what's wrong?? Am I just really used to hitting the other way that I've stopped pulling for now? Have I yet to develope power the other way???