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Catching - Five Ball Fielding Concept

Publish On 2014-09-27 Category/Subcategory : Fielding / Catching / Jody Reed | Video ID:1784

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Former Major Leaguer Jody Reed discusses his approach on fielding in his 5 ball fielding drill. Coach Reed lays out the plan of attack for when an infielder has a ball hit to him and what he is looking for in this video. Using 5 balls for demonstrating purposes only, coach Reed explains why certain ground balls are easier than others and why we should put ourselves in position to get those 2's and 3's every time.
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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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