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Positioning - Deciding Your Infield Positioning

Publish On 2014-09-27 Category/Subcategory : Fielding / Positioning / John Tamargo Jr | Video ID:1772

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Coach John Tamargo Jr discusses the different positioning for middle infielders with regards to playing deep versus shallow in this video tip. Infielders tend to play deeper in the infield dirt when there is nobody on base because it gives them more range, yet when there are runners on 1st or 1st and 2nd they play midway in the dirt to give them a better chance at turning two. The most important thing a infielder can do is knock the ball down and make an out, putting yourself in the right position will give you a better chance of making the play.
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John Tamargo Jr

In 1994, John played for Team USA in the Baseball World Cup. In 1996 he was selected in the 21st round of the 1996 MLB amateur draft by the New York Mets after playing his collegiate baseball at the University of Florida. John played seven years as a second baseman, third baseman and shortstop with the New York Mets organization. In 2004, he began coaching for the Salem Avalanche in 2004, Corpus Christi Hooks from 2005-2008 and Traverse City Beach Bums in 2009. From 2010-2011, John was the hitting coach for the Lansing Lugnuts before being named by the Toronto Blue Jays organization as the manager of the team in 2012.
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