Yes, I really do mean to get your nails painted white. Well, sometimes at least. There are times that may come up that your pitcher is unable to see the signals you give him. To make it easier for him, you can use a bottle of white-out and paint your nails. Having your nails bright white will make them much easier to read for your pitcher so signals will not be crossed up. Below is a pitcher of a catcher with his nails painted.You can achieve this buy using: white out, foul line chalk, or Game Sign stickers.This is one thing that I was very proud of being able to master that my pitchers LOVED! First thing that needs to happen for this is that your pitcher must have control working for him. If he is all over the place, then you will not being able to do this. If he is on, what I would do is throughout the game, keep moving further off the plate to widen his zone. I would get close to four baseball widths outside of the plate. It may seem pretty far, but the reason for this is that if he throws it 2-3 baseball lengths off the outside, my glove will move inward toward the plate. This illusion always looked like the pitch is near the plate and 99% of the time was called a strike. This is why your pitcher has to have control going for him as umpires are more likely to give you borderline calls if he knows the pitcher is consistent that day. Jose Molina framing an inside pitch
Kris Bryant, Joey Gallo, Miguel Sano and Maikel Franco claimed four of the top five spots on last year's list of the top third-base prospects, and together they combined to hit 64 big league home runs in 2015. Gallo retained rookie eligibility and headlines this year's crop of top prospects at the hot corner, which, as a whole, stand out more for overall hitting ability than power. And as it's so often the case with young third basemen, only time will tell how many of these guys will be able to remain at the position long term.
On this page, you’ll find articles containing first base tips, including baseball fielding instruction for the critical skills that a first baseman needs to master. Proper defensive technique at 1st base will improve your game and inspire confidence in your teamates. A quality 1st baseman can take away errors from his fellow infielders, take away hits from the opposing team and just give his infielders a lot more confidence.
The best shortstops play smart. They know how to get the most out of their natural abilities, how to properly routine and non-routine defensive plays, how to be a team player, how to protect themselves from injury, and other things to give them an edge. A shortstop also needs to train on how "to communicate with the infielders" (Bernier). This what you need to know to play shortstop.