A high-average hitter puts the ball in play, gets on base and moves runners around to score. Hitting for average defines a players as one with a selective eye, great hand-eye coordination, patience at the plate, a balanced swing, and the ability to spray the ball to all parts of the field.
Hitting for power represents one of the most sought-after capabilities in baseball: the ability to change the course of a game with a single swing. You need to be strong physically, but also have a great swing to consistently get extra base hits. Increasing strength and bat speed will develop a powerful swing, turning you into a serious threat at the plate.