Baseball Positions…What Position Should Each Player Play? How Do I Know What Position to Play Them In?

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How to decide what position your kids should play in baseball?
1 – Pitcher – Good arm – Accurate Thrower – Capable of learning proper throwing technique to stay away from injury

2 – Catcher – Good Athlete – Size is not an issue – Flexible – Not afraid of the ball – Good arm – Baseball Smart – Tough

3 – 1st Base – Typically your bigger/slower players – Must be able to catch the ball well – Anything else that he does well is a bonus – Needs to be smart because of bunting and cut-offs from the outfield

4 – 2nd Base – Typically smaller players, but pretty good athletes – Should be an accurate thrower, but does not necessarily have to have a strong arm – Quickness is a bonus at this position

5 – 3rd Base – Typically players that do not move as well as a shortstop or a 2nd baseman – Sometimes are your bigger kids – A decent fielder, but certainly not your best – Good arm – Accurate thrower – Can move a little bit – Needs to be smart because of bunting and cut-offs from the outfield

6 – Shortstop – Typically the best athlete on the field – Good, strong arm – Quick, smart, and understands the game – Your S T U D!

7 – Left Field – Needs to be able to run a little bit – Has to be able to catch the ball – Accurate arm, but does not need to have a strong arm

8 – Center Field – Usually the fastest player on the field…Or the 2nd fastest if your shortstop is your fastest – Needs to be smart and be able to cover a lot of ground – Must be able to catch well – Baseball smart (patrols and is also the captain of the outfield)

9 – Right Field – Your best arm in the outfield should be the right fielder – He does not have to be as fast as the center or even left fielder – Needs to be able to catch well

-Corey Twigg

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