Third Base Tips (Port Dover Minor Baseball)

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Specific Skills for 3rd Basemen

5. Double Play Feeds As the third baseman, it helps to know how the second baseman likes to take the feed, and how you can help make the double play turns easier.
6. Unique Defensive Plays
Bare hand plays, difficult plays to handle on tough hops, and utilizing long hops on your throws are unique plays that can make an average 3rd baseman very good, if used correctly.
7. Tag Plays: 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.

Positioning for 3rd Basemen

8. Double Play Depth and other Infield Positioning
Where is double play depth, infield-in, no doubles, and other infield positioning? Situational positioning for 3rd basemen.Includes diagrams and pro third base tips.
9.Beware the danger zone when playing third base
Did you know there is an area near 3rd base where everything is harder?Learning where this “no fly zone” can improve your range, making more plays and reducing errors.
10. Bunt Play Positioning
Learn where to properly align yourself as the third baseman in bunting situations. Third base tips include the different types of bunts and how to position yourself and defend them properly.
11. Relay Positioning: Part 1
The 3rd baseman’s role and positioning for balls thrown from outfield to home plate, or cut-off for a play at 3rd base.
12. Relay Positioning: Part 13, Double Cuts This article discusses the following: What is a double cut relay? What is the 3rd 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.
14. 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 the third baseman can call off and who you should defer to when a high pop fly is hit, as well as some other important protocols you will be expected to know.

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