Definition of pull hitter in US English:

pull hitter


  • A hitter who normally drives the ball in the direction of the follow-through of the bat.

    • ‘Once considered a dead pull hitter, he now uses the entire field - about half his home runs last season were hit the opposite way.’
    • ‘Looking at the distance down the right field line for the first time made me realize the big advantage a left-handed pull hitter had over the pitcher.’
    • ‘He'll go with the pitch, although his home run power is as a pull hitter.’
    • ‘The left side is his power side, but he's not a pull hitter; he sprays balls from the right-center gap to the left field line.’
    • ‘A natural pull hitter, Matsui has learned, slowly, that he must go with that pitch and send it the other way to left field.’