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Catching - Railroad Track Approach

Publish On 2014-09-27 Category/Subcategory : Fielding / Catching / Jody Reed | Video ID:1785

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Former Major Leaguer Jody Reed discusses the approach an infielder makes towards ground balls in this video segment, debunking a theory that we have all heard. We have all heard that you want to field the ball in the center of your body as infielders, yet that doesn't necessarily mean we are going to approach the ball keeping it in the center. If you are using proper fielding fundamentals, approaching the ball keeping it midline to the body will ultimately leave you with a tougher ground ball to field. Watch Coach Reed's technique and try to carry it over to the next time you are taking ground balls at practice.
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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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