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2nd Baseman - Different 2nd Base Double Play Turns

Publish On 2015-03-13 Category/Subcategory : Fielding / 2nd Baseman / Jody Reed | Video ID:4080

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Jody Reed talks to us today about developing four techniques for turning the double play by the 2nd Basemen from the Shortstop and the 3rd Baseman. Jody tells us the philosophy is to get the out at second with the out at first seen as a bonus. Jody discusses positioning, getting to the bag on time, hip alignment, turn-one, turn-two, footwork options and redirect of the front foot. These techniques will enable the second baseman to maintain balance, control and direction, in order to execute the perfect turn. Reading the throw will determine which of the techniques will be used. This video is a foundation for advanced second base play.
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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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