Some say power and bat speed are the most important tools yet hardest to achieve. It is one of those unwritten things; just like the highly sought after 90-mph fastball for pitchers.
Hitting is no different. Have you noticed at showcases they are measuring exit velocity now? There is a certain number they are looking for; yes, it sucks, but it is just the direction the game is headed.
Yes, depending on age, position, and frame – there is a certain exit velocity number these college and professional scouts are looking for.
This could be the difference in getting that scholarship or check at the next level.