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3rd Baseman - Fence Drill for First Step Quickness

Publish On 2015-04-16 Category/Subcategory : Fielding / 3rd Baseman / Dave Magadan | Video ID:4530

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David Magadan discusses the importance of first step quickness and how to improve that quickness. David discusses a fence drill that can be used for corner fielders, but especially the third basemen. David discusses the coverage area required for playing the hot corner and how this drill can improve reaction time, recovery time and decision making process. This type of drill can improve quickness at the corners to ensure that you can make the plays that others cannot.
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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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