MLB 1st Base Receiving Tips

Jul 01, 2024

1. Stride with a balanced & grounded base

2. Catch every ball with your eyes behind the glove

3. Think "Catch it with your face."

The main point here is that the farther your eyes are away from the glove/ball the more likely you will be to make an error or misplay the ball. Eyes = Accuracy. Most young players pull their head because they are afraid of a bad hop. All this does is take the eyes off the target and result in more mistake. You can't fear the ball. Commit to staying in the play, staying low, staying behind the ball & more hops will go into your glove. 

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