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Leads and snap throws to third base

November 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Base Running, Catching, Video Posts

When you see a major league catcher attempt a snap throw pickoff  to any base, you can assume somebody saw something that led to the play.  The third baseman may have noticed the type of lead the runner on third took during the pitch.  Someone on the bench may have noticed something else.  Whatever the source, the signal for a pickoff was given prior to the pitch to ensure that the participants in the play knew what was up.

Today’s video tip shows specific things teams and players will look for with a runner at third base before calling for a snap throw pickoff play after the pitch.

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