Baseball Shortstop

The most demanding and defensive position is the shortstop.  The shortstop is a key position in being able to turn two and take the relay throws from balls thrown into the outfield. The shortstop is also responsible for covering second and third base when needed.

Chapter 4: Shortstop; 5 Focus Areas when Coaching Little League Shortstops

The shortstop is usually considered a team leader and the captain of the infield. The duties and responsibilities often go beyond simply fielding ground balls and throwing out runners. They must be aware of game situations, be responsible for communication between players and take charge when it is unclear who should be fielding an in-between pop … [Read more...]