Baseball Positions

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This basic presentation outlines some of the functions and techniques of the various positions on the baseball field.

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Baseball Positions

  1. 1. Defense Basics Hitting wins games…. Defense wins championships www.PlayBallAcademy.com
  2. 2. Pitcher <ul><li>Covering 1 st Base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angle to baseline, up the line </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fielding Bunts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get what you can get until called off </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backing up bags </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PFP (Pitchers Fielding Practice) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Catcher <ul><li>Receiving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>just catch the ball </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blocking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 inches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Throwing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Straight line </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field General </li></ul>
  4. 4. First Base <ul><li>Positioning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know situation and hitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Footwork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t stretch early; stretch to the ball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipate bad throw </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holding runner on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get into position </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bunt Defense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold runner on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call off pitcher, if possible </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Second Base <ul><li>Positioning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know situation and hitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ready position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep feet moving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper technique </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bunt Defense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheat towards 1 st base </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keeping Runners Close </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t over do it, play your position </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Shortstop <ul><li>Positioning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know situation and hitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ready position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep feet moving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper technique </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bunt Defense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different duties with regular and rotation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keeping Runners Close </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’ t over do it, play your position </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Third Base <ul><li>Positioning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know situation and hitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get what you can </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ready position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep feet moving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper technique </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bunt Defense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different with man on 2nd </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keeping Runners Close </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’ t over do it, play your position </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Outfield <ul><li>Positioning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know situation and hitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make adjustment to count and hitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ready Position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep feet moving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize drop step </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backup Bags </li></ul><ul><li>Throwing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get feet set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hit cutoff in the chest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Throw through the cut off man </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Cutoffs <ul><li>Know situation before pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Proper position </li></ul><ul><li>Move to the ball </li></ul><ul><li>Take throw on glove side </li></ul><ul><li>Trailer on sure doubles </li></ul><ul><li>Pitcher always backs up a bag </li></ul><ul><li>Catcher makes the call </li></ul><ul><li>Read the play </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make unnecessary throws </li></ul>

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