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Catching & Fielding / Alternative Foot Positions to Maximize Coverage at 1B

by Dave Magadan

After a stellar season at the University of Alabama in 1983, Dave was selected by the New York Mets as the 32nd overall pick in the 1983 MLB draft. He made his major league debut in September of 1986. During his MLB career, which spanned from 1986 to 2001, he played for the New York Mets, Florida Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics and the San Diego Padres. In 2002, he was hired by the San Diego Padres to be their minor league hitting instructor and served as their major league batting coach from 2003 to 2006. In 2006 he was named the hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox, and held that position from 2007-2012. In 2013, Dave was named the hitting coach for the Texas Rangers and currently holds that position. Career Highlights: 2 time World Series Champion, 1983 Golden Spikes Award winner.

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David Magadan gives us his personal tips and techniques used by first basemen to maximize coverage at 1B. David discusses how to get to the bag, maximize your catch range, receive the ball and use your footwork to create throwing lanes for all infield plays to first base. A great discussion for advance first base play with a lot of great content.
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