TIP: CLEAR YOUR MIND IN BETWEEN PITCHES

Between each pitch, there are anywhere from fifteen to twenty seconds, sometimes longer, before the next pitch is delivered. The pre-pitch routine, once an infielder becomes efficient at it, should only take about five seconds to complete. That leaves the infielder with about ten to fifteen seconds to clear his mind before getting ready for the next…

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PITCHING 101: THE IMPORTANCE OF THROWING INSIDE

Pitching 101

By Corey Littrell (Current player in Boston Red Sox organization) A big misconception in pitching is that throwing fastballs inside to hitters is not a smart move. Many believe that when you throw inside to a hitter that is where they want the ball, it’s their “wheelhouse.” In some instances this is true; a hitter recognizes…

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BASE RUNNING 101: HOW TO READ PITCHES IN THE DIRT

The ability to anticipate what is going to happen before it actually does is a quality that coaches look for at all levels.  Anticipation is looking for certain plays to happen, and then being able to execute when it happens. One of the biggest areas of the game that anticipation is crucial in is base…

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