INFIELD PLAY: CATCHING INFIELD FLY BALLS

As an infielder, you spend hours and hours taking thousands of ground ball repetitions to make it look easy. There is one part of being an infielder that very few people work on, especially at the lower levels of baseball. The very fundamental part of the game that I see get butchered on a daily…

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MIDDLE INFIELD PLAY: READY POSITION AND REACTION

In the last post, I discussed the importance of every infielder having a pre-pitch routine that he goes through to prepare himself for the next play.  In this post, I will discuss the next phase, which is getting into the ready position and reacting to the baseball. The Ready Position Prior to the pitcher coming to a…

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INFIELD SERIES: HANDS

One characteristic of every good infielder is good hands. I would say it is fair to say having good hands is the single most important part of becoming a great infielder. When I talk about hands I am talking about any time the baseball is coming in contact with your glove or you are exchanging…

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