If you have a group of players who you think are outfielders, the best one should be placed in center field. This is a player that is very fast and has a good arm. They’ll be responsible for backing up balls hit to left and right field, so they’ll need to get over there quickly.
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Center Field is an Important Defensive Role
The center fielder is arguably the most critical defensive position, after the pitcher and catcher. The person who plays center field is responsible for organizing the defense in the outfield as they’re often viewed as the captain of the outfield.
Defensively, the outfielders are primarily responsible for catching deep fly balls and line drives and for fielding ground balls that make it past the infielders. The outfielders are named for their normal positions in the field as seen by an observer looking out to the field from home plate.
You should keep your glove in front of you as the ball approaches, and then bring it into your body with the catch. It’s also easier to field a grounder using two hands.
Thus, the weakest of the three outfielders should be placed in left field. Center fielder - The center fielder should be the quickest outfielder due to the fact he will have more area of the outfield to cover than either the left fielder or right fielder.
This is often considered to be, alongside the left field, the least important position in baseball.
Unless the fielder is sure the ball is in front of him, his first step should always be back. Outfielders often struggle most reading line drives right at them. If the outfielder takes his first step back, then he can more easily adjust to come in on the ball.
Speed: While you don’t have to be the fastest person on the field, you should be pretty fast. Tracking down fly balls requires some speed, but always remember that the center fielder is the captain of the outfield.
Be sure player is using correct fielding technique of two hands (thumb-to thumb) to catch the ball when it hits the glove. When the ball hits the glove the player should squeeze the glove and use the second hand to close the glove, so the ball does not pop out.
Professional baseball players field a minimum of 50 ground balls per day - either before batting practice, during batting practice or both.
Tee work is essential to get used to that brand new wood bat, before taking soft toss or facing pitches from a coach or machine. Being a team game, baseball can be difficult to practice without other people around.