Tagged With "Infield"

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Infield fly rule

Trevor23 ·
Bases are loaded. Batter hits a ball approx 15 feet in the air on an arc between 1st and 2nd basemen. They both get close to the ball but don't touch it. I called infield fly rule. Batter is out. All runners advanced a base because they didn't catch...
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George Mason University Winter Baseball Camps (Youth and High School)

jmrw20 ·
2015 Bill Brown Winter Youth Baseball Camps (4 Options) Youth Players: Ages 7-13 Location: Mason Field House- Fairfax, VA Thursday, January 8, 2015 to Sunday, February 1, 2015 You can to the following website for more information http://collegebaseballcamps.com/patriots Camp Description Bill Brown's Winter Youth Baseball Camps are designed to provide young baseball players (ages 7-13) the opportunity to expand their baseball skills while preparing for the upcoming Spring season. All camp...
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Alex Aguilar Middle infielder

ALEXA97 ·
Class of 2015 Westlake High, Ca. 19 years old currently plays for California Gold Sox and Okeiki Warriors, college summer league , Red shirted. I still have all my eligibility. https://youtu.be/lAep1ZB6dAI
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New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

YERT16 ·
To make a long story short, my son is a sophomore in college and he thought his infield days were far behind him until the coach told him this fall that he's penciling him in as the shortstop in the spring. He also told him that his infield glove that he's had since 10th grade needs to be replaced. (its a bit floppy) I have no clue what glove to get him and he's no help. He'll play with a walmart glove for all he cares. His old glove was a HOH 11.5 dual core. He's 6'4" with large hands. I've...
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4 spots left on elite summer travel teams - DFW area

Marshals Baseball ·
We have four remaining spots left on our summer teams. Nine or 10 tournaments, depending on team: 17U - Need one PO for an elite travel team 17U - Need one Infielder (SS, 2B, 3B) 16U - Need one PO for an elite 16U travel team 16U - Need one infielder OR outfielder for an elite 16U travel team If interested, contact 972-841-3744.
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Four spots remaining on select 16U and 17U teams in DFW area

Marshals Baseball ·
We have four remaining spots left on our summer teams. Eight or nine tournaments, depending on team: 17U - Need one PO for a travel team 17U - Need one Infielder (SS, 2B, 3B) 16U - Need one PO for an elite 16U travel team 16U - Need one infielder OR outfielder for an elite 16U travel team If interested, contact 972-841-3744.
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Hitting/Infield Resources

12whitesox12 ·
I am a young, high school player looking to improve. I was looking for any resources that would help a corner infielder like me. I know of one database of hitting videos/GIFs: Hitting Library , but I would love if any of you could share with me another. If not, I am completely open to books, podcasts, YouTube channels, etc. to help me in my goal of playing college/professional baseball. Thanks.
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Re: George Mason University Winter Baseball Camps (Youth and High School)

too.tall ·
My son has done several of these youth camps and had a great time but I feel the need to point out that there was very little instruction. Most of the coaches are on the college team and all they do is walk around and throw BP.
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Re: George Mason University Winter Baseball Camps (Youth and High School)

jmrw20 ·
Yes, the coaches at these camps are the players and staff from the university. However with that being said, the instruction on the drill or drills take place at the start of each station and then repetition of the drill follows. If there needs to be more instruction during the drill the coach or coaches will explain what needs to be done to try and help improve what they are working on.
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Re: Infield fly rule

sunwalkingvalley ·
Infield fly rule is called when the infielder is"camped" under a ball to make a routine catch of a fly. This can also happen when a second baseman or ss is playing deep, ball is popped up and ball would land beyond the dirt cutout but if deemed a routine fly for an infielder then it is an infield fly rule. If the fly is in the infield and the catch is not a routine catch, then the rule does not go into play. Sounds to me like you were hasty in making the call. Tough judgement call. Runners...
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Re: Infield fly rule

RedFishFool ·
Do they have to be camped under it or does it just have to be some sort of catchable ball? If camped under, I could see a smart infielder intentional staying behind it but not under it in order to get a double or triple play
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Re: Infield fly rule

sunwalkingvalley ·
They do not have to be camped under it, the umpire just has to deem it a routine fly. Some age groups nothing is routine. If fielder is still adjusting to the ball, is it routine or are they approaching the ball? Umpires discretion, routine or not. The final thing to think about is the infield fly that is foul, call is "Infield fly rule, if fair."
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Re: Infield fly rule

Swampboy ·
In addition to the requirement that it can be caught with ordinary effort by an infielder, the ball has to be a fly ball, which is defined as a ball that reaches an appreciable height and is contrasted to a line drive, which is defined as a ball that travels parallel or nearly parallel to the ground for most of its flight. I don't call infield fly on humpbacked liners. My subjective sense of ordinary effort is shaped by the purpose of the rule and by what the runners at that level should be...
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Re: Infield fly rule

Trevor23 ·
Thank you all for your replies. Upon further recollection of the event, I don't think I would've called it an infield fly rule. They were making great effort to get there, didn't quite make it, no camping under the ball and the trajectory wasn't great. I thinj because I missed this call in my last game that I was over compensating for it this time. Although, upon talking to my field ump and the coach, they didn't seem to mind my call. But definitely need to get better at making these...
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Re: Infield fly rule

JohnF ·
You neglected to mention in OP that you were PU... Anyway, this is where a good pregame and your partner help you out. The partner can help with the height and ordinary effort portion and then point skyward indicating IFR. As a PU you can/should look at your partner since he'll have the ball tracked, if he's pointing up, then call it. If not, then perhaps he has something that says it's not. Depending on level there are certainly some grey areas. The downside if you don't call it in those...
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Re: Infield fly rule

Preston Davis ·
Rule states: "...ordinary effort.." That's important. If they are running, that's not ordinary effort. Also, your field umpire can help you by determining it's an infield fly and he can point straight up. Use your field umpire so that means have a good pregame. Ok, sounds like you dorked this one up. Learn from it and get better next time. Keep trying, you're doing a hard job. In time, you'll feel yourself advancing and getting better. When you do, you'll get better games. One of these days...
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Re: New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

Iowamom23 ·
Won't the school provide one? Or at least offer ideas?
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Re: New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

MidAtlanticDad ·
Since you're in a hurry, I would say keep it simple. Make it 11.5". I'd look for an H-web, but people have their own preferences about that. Anything with laces in the web can catch your fingers. Go A2000, A2K, HoH, or Pro Preferred. A2000 and HoH will break in quicker than the other two. Don't buy anything without him trying it on. Search eBay for "11.5 baseball glove" and limit the distance to a reasonable drive, then contact the seller about trying on the glove before purchase. Might get...
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Re: New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

cabbagedad ·
Safest bet would be just get the same model he had. He'll be comfortable with it. Those Rawlings models don't change much year to year and that dual core series is relatively easy to break in for a decent grade leather.
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old_school ·
Nokono use a real soft leather and breaks in like no time. These are quality but honestly I have found them be love hate types of gloves, it just depends what side of the fence you are on. if you get a pro preferred they are stiff but Rawlings has a softening process you can use, these are really nice products Heart of the hide is fine but I would go pro pre first mizuno makes some real nice quality products...
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Re: New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

SomeBaseballDad ·
You could try someone like this guy. He reconditions gloves and seems to do really good work. Not sure of cost or time frame. A search brings up his Instagram account. I've bought bats from him and found his to be great to work with. https://www.google.com/search?...-mobile&ie=UTF-8
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Re: New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

Buckeye 2015 ·
Son has always used Akadema (well until he got to college). I used to be a dealer and everyone that ever touched one loved it. https://akademapro.com/collect...ino-1/products/arn-5 Use Holiday50 as the checkout code Everything on their site is 50% off right now. They are every bit the quality of Wilson or Rawlings. If he is somewhere they have a Dick's Sporting Goods you can take a mitt to them and they have this fancy steam machine that does a nice job breaking in gloves. Not the way I'd do...
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Bolts-Coach-PR ·
My kid uses a Wilson 12" A2K DW5...
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Gov ·
Both my boys were/are SS's and they used the Rawlings Pro Preferred Web- Pro I in both 11.5 and 11.75 sizes. There isn't a long break in time. Comfortable and Productive glove, typically good for 3-4 yrs, in season they would tighten the laces every 6-8 weeks. Committed 2018 has only used the 11.75, he plays SS & 3B. http://www.rawlings.com/product/PROSNP5-2C.html
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Re: New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

Buckeye 2015 ·
Yert16.....if the mitt is in good condition, just floppy you can have it reconditioned/restrung. I have a guy we've used several times....he is phenomenal. You can ship it to him and get it back in a few days. He is with a college program that's likely not that far from you. PM me and I'll give you his contact info....don't really want to post his number here.
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Re: New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

Texas 2 Sons ·
I would say a 11.75 would probably be a better fit for a player who is 6'4 with large hands. One thing you didn't bring up is what kind of budget you have to spend. I would buy the A2000 $200 before the A2K $350, my SS has had both and he doesn't see that much of a difference in them for the $150 upgrade. Marucci also makes several really good gloves. And of course the 2 Rawlings mentioned are really good gloves, but can be pricey. I would definitely recommend he go to a Dicks or glove store...
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Re: New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

tanndonn ·
Would reinforce the recommendation to try a teammate's glove. The patterns won't have changed and he can order the same brand/model. It will be the "tool of his trade", make sure it's everything that he wants and needs. Given his size and the fact that he just found out about the positional opportunity I would surmise that he may be a versatile player that could also see time at 3rd, that being said look at 11.75/12" gloves.
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tanndonn ·
I'll also clarify, sizes differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, Wilson seems to run a bit smaller than Rawlings in my experience. Most SS will play with a 11.5", bigger guys 11.75". 2B go 11.25"-11.5", Pedroia went to 11.75" this year, but his glove wears smaller. 3B mostly 11.75"-12", think Kris Bryant uses 12.25". All of this is why it's best to find something that he has had his fielding hand in. Wilson A2000 and Rawlings HOH are great, durable, quality gloves for the price.
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JCG ·
If you want something special under the tree, these look pretty darn cool: http://www.carpentertrade.com/
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YERT16 ·
I wish but equipment is on the players at his school. My son would actually have to solicit those ideas which means it probably won't happen.
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CaCO3Girl ·
They steam the glove, then put it on a 5 gallon bucket and beat it with this bowling pin looking thing, then you see how it feels. If you don't like it yet, then they repeat the process. I think it was only like $20 or $30, free if you buy the glove there.
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Re: New Baseball Glove - Need Help ASAP

YERT16 ·
Thanks everyone for the helpful information. Your comments are exactly what I was looking for. His old glove is an 11.5. I'm looking to stay under $300. I was hoping to order something today so Santa Claus could bring it but based on your advice, when he gets home from school on Monday, we will go to Dick's and try on a few and then order online. He'll probably say the $25 faux leather glove feels best. I think I will have his old glove restrung also as a backup.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
One other thought since you're in the Mid-Atlantic. Rawlings has a "Factory Store" at Reading PA Outlets. They have a good selection of gloves, including discontinued models and blems at a nice discount.
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Re: Hitting/Infield Resources

12whitesox12 ·
Just writing to bump this thread, but I was just looking for any books, podcasts, or good film to watch on hitters. I am going to devote a lot of time to my hitting this summer and anything would help.
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19coach ·
Not sure what you are looking for hitting wise but #fridayfielders is a great infield resource on twitter and will give you some ideas you can practice with your buddies or a family member.
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