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Angle for third basemen on bunts

August 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Third Base, Video Posts

Probably the toughest thing about being a third baseman is dealing with bunt plays.  When there is a runner on first and the batter bunts, it’s pretty simple.  You and the pitcher go for the ball if it is bunted to the third base side and whoever doesn’t field it runs to cover third base.

However, things change when there is a runner on second base before the bunt.  In this case, the third baseman now has to be concerned with a possible steal of third coming from the runner and/or a bunt from the batter.  Two different things at the same time.

How he handles both is the topic for todays’ video post.

Next post:  Glove on the hip for safety and control

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