The middle infield positions benefit from players with a lot of athleticism. But what if you have players who aren't exactly the most athletic? Is there no hope for them? Billy Boyer, assistant coach at the University of Washington, helps break down some of the nuances that can help elevate the infield play of your players. This is Part 1 of a two-part interview.
In this 36-minute episode, you'll learn:
- the difference between the AA and AAA minor league levels
- whether players are cut-throat to each other in the minors, or have a mentoring mentality
- what is a 'prep step' and how is it different from a 'creep step'
- whether a 'glove roll' is right or wrong
- why and how to get their sightline outside the path of the ball when approaching a ground ball
- how to position the body and feet when fielding a grounder
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