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Pitcher Fielding Perfection: The Fifth Infielder

Pitcher Fielding Perfection: The Fifth Infielder
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  • Lock down the middle of the field
  • Learn to read the speed and location of a bunt to make the correct play
  • Get instruction on multiple pick-off moves for any situation


with Eric Valenzuela,
San Diego St. University Pitching Coach

In this on-field presentation, Eric Valenzuela shares the philosophy and drills used to develop a solid fielding pitching staff. He breaks down each area of pitcher defense sharing his philosophy and the importance of pitchers fielding perfection.

The drill progression begins with PFP Catch. This warm-up stretches and trains the arm to make game-like throws (pick-offs, throw to the bases, bunt coverage, etc.).

The drill sequence continues with:

  • Comebackers - Get detailed instruction on fielding and throwing balls hit to the left and right of the mound.
  • Covering First Base - Learn the proper footwork to field the under hand toss or the over hand throw from the first baseman and what to look for after the play is made.
  • Bunt coverage - Learn how to read the speed and location of the bunt, which will help your pitcher make the best decision on how to play the bunt.
  • Pass balls - See how to help the catcher get to the ball, how to cover the plate and getting the tag down.
  • Covering first base on a double play and more!

Coach Valenzuela finishes with a break down of pick off moves for the right and left handed pitcher. Learn the key to making an early pick effective, learn to avoid a balk, and how to stall the running game.

Finally, Coach Valenzuela discusses how your pitchers can conceal their pitches and minimize glove and elbow movement that might tip your pitch.

Improve your defense this season by locking down your middle infield and creating more rally killing outs with effective fielding and pick off techniques!

73 minutes. 2011.

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