WHERE IS THE MONEY: HITTING OR DEFENSE?

After polling the ABPA’s Twitter followers, a good majority of them feel defense plays a priority over hitting when it comes to recruitment. Defense is definitely important, but there is a saying “If you hit, you do not sit!” It is better to be a plus hitter and average (serviceable) defender than a plus defender and…

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BAG THIEVES: HOW TO STEAL SIGNS FROM THE CATCHER

Being a good base runner or a great base stealer takes more than being fast. There are certain tricks of the trade that can be learned and acquired over time if you are a student of the game. One skill that can actually be acquired through lots of repetition, practice, and awareness is stealing signs. If you pay…

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