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Short Stop - How to turn the double play feed from 2B

Publish On 2015-04-09 Category/Subcategory : Fielding / Short Stop / Jody Reed | Video ID:4342

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Jody Reed provides information about shortstop play on how to turn the double play feed from 2B. This video follows the philosophy of getting the lead runner out. Jody tells the shortstop to act as if he's a first baseman, focusing on the first out, instead of focusing on the second out. Arrive at the point of the bag, ensuring that you have maximum coverage around the bag to be ready for a bad throw. Getting outs at second base will avoid the big inning and eliminate runs scoring!
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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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