BASERUNNING: WHY SLIDING IS UNDERVALUED

One big key to base running that often goes undervalued is sliding. Your slide could be the difference between being called safe or out. Whether you are stealing, beating out a throw from the outfield, breaking up a double play, or popping up, your slide is always important. It is critical to go in hard when sliding.…

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BASERUNNING: WHAT PART OF THE PITCHER TO LOOK AT

Whenever we’re working with players, whether it be youth, high school, or college and we’re working at 1st base, the first question that we ask is, “When you’re in your lead, where are you looking on the pitcher?” Most of the time, they don’t know what they’re looking at or for. Sometimes, I’ll get the…

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HOW TO READ PITCHERS TO STEAL MORE BASES

BUT if you are a PITCHER, do not go away too quickly. As a pitcher, the best way to gain knowledge is to find out what base runners are trying to do to you. An educated base runner with very average speed can steal more bags over time than a speed guy if he can use the information…

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