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Information about Baseball Positions

Published on April 15, 2008

Author: dbacks23

Source: slideshare.net

Description

This basic presentation outlines some of the functions and techniques of the various positions on the baseball field.
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Pitcher Covering 1 st Base Angle to baseline, up the line Fielding Bunts Get what you can get until called off Backing up bags Always PFP (Pitchers Fielding Practice)

Covering 1 st Base

Angle to baseline, up the line

Fielding Bunts

Get what you can get until called off

Backing up bags

Always

PFP (Pitchers Fielding Practice)

Catcher Receiving just catch the ball Blocking Little circle 17 inches Throwing Straight line Field General

Receiving

just catch the ball

Blocking

Little circle

17 inches

Throwing

Straight line

Field General

First Base Positioning Know situation and hitter Footwork Don’t stretch early; stretch to the ball Anticipate bad throw Holding runner on Ready position Get into position Bunt Defense Hold runner on Call off pitcher, if possible

Positioning

Know situation and hitter

Footwork

Don’t stretch early; stretch to the ball

Anticipate bad throw

Holding runner on

Ready position

Get into position

Bunt Defense

Hold runner on

Call off pitcher, if possible

Second Base Positioning Know situation and hitter Ready position Keep feet moving Proper technique Bunt Defense Cheat towards 1 st base Keeping Runners Close Don’t over do it, play your position

Positioning

Know situation and hitter

Ready position

Keep feet moving

Proper technique

Bunt Defense

Cheat towards 1 st base

Keeping Runners Close

Don’t over do it, play your position

Shortstop Positioning Know situation and hitter Ready position Keep feet moving Proper technique Bunt Defense Different duties with regular and rotation Keeping Runners Close Don’ t over do it, play your position

Positioning

Know situation and hitter

Ready position

Keep feet moving

Proper technique

Bunt Defense

Different duties with regular and rotation

Keeping Runners Close

Don’ t over do it, play your position

Third Base Positioning Know situation and hitter Get what you can Ready position Keep feet moving Proper technique Bunt Defense Different with man on 2nd Keeping Runners Close Don’ t over do it, play your position

Positioning

Know situation and hitter

Get what you can

Ready position

Keep feet moving

Proper technique

Bunt Defense

Different with man on 2nd

Keeping Runners Close

Don’ t over do it, play your position

Outfield Positioning Know situation and hitter Make adjustment to count and hitter Ready Position Keep feet moving Utilize drop step Backup Bags Throwing Get feet set Hit cutoff in the chest Throw through the cut off man

Positioning

Know situation and hitter

Make adjustment to count and hitter

Ready Position

Keep feet moving

Utilize drop step

Backup Bags

Throwing

Get feet set

Hit cutoff in the chest

Throw through the cut off man

Cutoffs Know situation before pitch Proper position Move to the ball Take throw on glove side Trailer on sure doubles Pitcher always backs up a bag Catcher makes the call Read the play Don’t make unnecessary throws

Know situation before pitch

Proper position

Move to the ball

Take throw on glove side

Trailer on sure doubles

Pitcher always backs up a bag

Catcher makes the call

Read the play

Don’t make unnecessary throws

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