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2nd Baseman - Four Different 2nd Base Double Play Feeds

Publish On 2015-03-13 Category/Subcategory : Fielding / 2nd Baseman / Jody Reed | Video ID:4081

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Jody Reed talks to us about how the 2nd Baseman feeding the ball to the Shortstop to initiate the double play. Again, Jody reminds us that the primary philosophy is to get the force out at second base, with the out at first as a bonus. Jody demonstrates four separate turn techniques, depending on where the ball is fielded by the second baseman. Each of these techniques builds quickness and enables the turn to be more accurate, using the flip throw, power flip, stroke throw, foot replacement and spin. Each of these techniques, produce more accurate throws and quickness which will increase the number of putouts in the middle.
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Jody Reed

Jody is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who had an 11 year career with the Boston Red Sox (1987-1992), Los Angeles Dodgers (1993), Milwaukee Brewers (1994), San Diego Padres (1995-1996), and the Detroit Tigers (1997). He played in 1248 major league games and had a .270 career batting average. Prior to being selected in the 8th round of the 1984 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox, Jody played college ball at Manatee Community College and Florida State University. He made his major league debut in 1987 and became the Red Sox starting shortstop in 1988. He finished 3rd in the Rookie of the Year voting in 1988 after hitting .293. In 1989 he switched from the shortstop position to second base.
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