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A tip for fielding a bunt near the foul line

October 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Pitching, Video Posts

In most cases, fielding a bunt to the first base side is pretty standard.  The pitcher jumps off the mound, fields the bunt, and steps towards first base to make the throw.  With slow to average runners, the same procedure works fine on bunts fielded near the first base foul line.  The pitcher hustles to the ball, fields it, backs up a little bit (towards the mound) so his throw doesn’t ht the runner, and makes the throw.

However, when the bunt is practically on the line and the runner is fast, the pitcher will often not have the amount of time to do that simple process.  In today’s video tip, I show the best way for pitchers to manage that.

Next post:  Hitters don’t stay on top of the ball

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