Summer 2020 field warm-up

Pregame and Pre-practice

Pregame and Pre-practice

Pregame and Pre-practice

  • Complete Leg Stretch
  • Warm-up Poles (4-8) based on routine

  Following Drills are for ~25 yards

  • Knees up
  • Backward Knees up
  • Shuffle Left
  • Shuffle Right
  • Carryover (Grapevine) Left
  • Carryover (Grapevine) Right
  • Long Strides
  • Power Skips
  • Sprint
  • REPEAT  (1-3 sets based on weather / temperature)
  • Cooldown, "Walk it off"
  • Begin Long Toss Program, if applicable

Pregame Recommendations

Pregame and Pre-practice

Pregame and Pre-practice

  • Watch Opponents Batting Practice and Infield / Outfield
  • Identify potential speed on base paths
  • Hitter Identification, if possible
  • Review Charting, if available
  • Evaluate weather and game forecast
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Bunt or push bunt opportunities
  • Prepare mentally for the game



  • First few batters report pitches seen and strike zone for each Pitcher faced.


The Six Tools of a Baseball Player

Position Players


1.  Hitting for Average- Line Drives for singles, doubles, and triples


2. Hitting for Power-  Gap and Homerun ability


3. Fielding- Range and Flow


4. Throwing- Arm strength and Accuracy


5. Running- Speed and Quickness


6. Mental Approach and Stability



Baseball Players are rated for current ability and potential on a 20-80 scale.  50 is considered the average for Major League Baseball.  For example, the "average" MLB 60 time (Home to Second Base) is 6.5 seconds.  If a player being rated has a 6.5, with room for improvement on this time, may be rated 50/60.  


50-   MLB Average

60-   Plus

70-   Plus Plus


If someone is rated as having Plus-Power, their rating is usually a 60


Pitchers


1. Fastball- Velocity, Movement, and Location


2. Change- Speed Differential, Movement, and Location


3. Breaking Ball- Velocity, Movement, and Location


4. Secondary Breaking Ball- Velocity, Movement, and Location


5. Fielding- Fielding the Pitcher Position


6. Mental Approach and Stability