BVSA Teaches: Good Habits for a Shortstop
On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Frank Ramppen talks about good habits for a shortstop. Hey guys, Frank here. We’re down here at an empty baseball field, and I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe and healthy. Here’s a tip for today, specifically for shortstops. Delayed steals are a big part of the game at a higher level, and they can be very effective. We’ve had a lot of success with delayed steals in our team.
Usually, delayed steals catch the infielders off balance, not necessarily the catchers because catchers are always ready to throw. So here’s the tip of the day: as a shortstop, when there’s a runner on second base, whether there’s a runner on base or not, you should always move toward second base with your prep step. Every pitch, for the rest of your life, move towards second base, unless there’s a runner on third. This will help you get into the habit.
Meanwhile, if the ball is hit and the runner on second base is stealing, you’re already moving to your bag to catch the throw from the catcher and not get beat by the delayed steal. Give it a try and practice it.
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