Second Base Tips (Port Dover Minor Baseball)

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Positioning for 2nd Basemen

5. Double Play Depth and other Infield Positioning
Where is double play depth? How will this help me on turning double plays?Also, infield-in, no doubles, and other infield positioning.Includes diagrams and pro tips.
6. Bunt Play Positioning
Bunt play positioning for a second baseman is pretty basic as long as there are no pick off plays on. Learn the different types of bunts and how to position yourself and defend them properly.
7. Relay Positioning: Part 1
The 2nd baseman’s role and positioning for balls thrown from outfield to home plate, or cut-off for a play at 3rd base.
8. Relay Positioning, Part 2, Double Cuts This article discusses the following: What is a double cut relay? What is the 2nd baseman’s role in each scenario, and particularly for every ball hit to an outfielder where there is a potential play at home plate? Includes diagrams for clarity.
9. Pop Fly Priorities. Everyone needs to know the chain of command so players won’t be fighting over who will catch a pop up – or having dangerous collisions. Visit this page to learn who you can call off and who you defer to when a high pop fly is hit, as well as some other important protocols you will be expected to know.

Specific Skills for 2nd Basemen

10. Double Play Feeds to Second Base. There are three types of feeds you can use as a second baseman when starting a double play. The ground ball will dictate which one to use, and with the feeds there are variations of all three. If you are confident and c an perform these feeds, you will help your team out tremendously by getting two outs on one play rather than one.
11. Double Play Turns for Second Baseman
Learn the art of working around the second base bag on a double play when a runner is trying to take you out to avoid the completion of the play. Getting two outs on one pitch can be a huge momentum shift from the offensive team to the defensive team.
12. Holding Runners Close to Second Base.
Holding runners close to second base is a skill and an understanding between you and your pitcher. There are a second base tips to think about when keeping the runner on the bag.
13. Tag Plays at Second: Receiving Throws from Catcher on Attempted Stolen Base
Being in position to make a tag on a runner is a basic concept that often times doesn’t get executed. The idea is to make the tag as quick as possible so you can have a better chance to get an out, and having your body in a good position to counteract a hit and run. Many times the difference between an out and safe call is milliseconds.
Misc –Left handed second baseman Tips for turning a double play when you’re a left-handed second baseman

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