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Baseball Mechanic Tutorial The following situations are meant to serve as a guide based on the field mechanic class All situations assume a normal fielder.

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1 Baseball Mechanic Tutorial The following situations are meant to serve as a guide based on the field mechanic class All situations assume a normal fielder setup All situations assume no interference or obstruction The following tutorial is for baseball 2 man mechanics All situations have no umpire going out a fly ball Press ESC to exit at anytime

2 Plate Mechanics Has all CATCH – NO CATCH calls Has STRIKE – BALL. Has all FAIR-FOUL calls Base Mechanics Has call on Batter Runner TO 1 st base. Has calls on bases Has tag up responsibilities Help with check swing calls Help with “pulled foot” request by base umpire

3 P B This is called the “A” position B This is called the “B” position B This is called the “C” position There are 3 starting positions for the Base Umpire An imaginary line from home plate by the edge of the mound About ½ way between 2 nd and the pitchers mound off the left shoulder of the pitcher About ½ way between 2 nd and the pitchers mound off the right shoulder of the pitcher

4 P The working area When the Umpire is in field, he/she should stay in the “working area” to be ready to make calls Stay in here until the ball takes you to the play

5 Positioning No runner P B Start behind 1 st base in foul territory Start in the “A” position From here the BU can move parallel to the base line to make calls at 1 st From here the BU can buttonhook inside to watch the tag at 1 st and take runner to 2 nd B R R

6 Positioning Runner at 1 st Runners on 1 st and 3 rd P R Start in the “B” position The working area B Stay in here until the ball takes you to the play

7 Positioning P Start in the “C” position Runners at 2nd & 3rd Bases Loaded Runner 2nd R R R R The working area B

8 Fly Ball position P P Move as far as needed to make the call When the Fly ball is close to the foul line, the Plate umpire should be straddling the foul line. The Base Umpire has all tag up responsibilities. Always try to move perpendicular to the ball If there are runners on 2 nd and 3 rd, the plate umpire has the catch and tag up at 3 rd

9 P B Fly Ball Coverage w/ runners RF LF R SS 2 nd Plate Umpire has ALL catch-no catch calls Move perpendicular to ball

10 B P Straddle foul line as quickly as possible Bounding Ball Coverage w/ no runners Bounding ball FAIR BALL FOUL BALL PU has call to front of the base Plate Umpire makes call

11 B P Plate Umpire trails runner to ½ way to start of running lane Exit to the left of the catcher Buttonhook inside to see BR touch 1 st PU heads back home to take call Ground ball to Outfield w/ no runners Take runner to 2 nd if he continues Take runner to 3 rd if he continues Start in foul territory feet behind 1 st base B BR B

12 Responsibilities and Positions for Ground Ball Move toward the play Plate Umpire should be ready to move up the lines. The Base Umpire has all tag up responsibilities. Base Umpire should always position himself / herself far enough away from the nearest fielder to avoid interfering with the play. Plate Umpire has all catch no-catch responsibilities.

13 P B Plate Umpire trails runner to ¼ way to start of running lane Ground ball to Infield w/ no runners B Move enough to maintain 45 o angle

14 P B Go up 3 rd base line but watch for obstruction call at 1 st Follow ball and watch for play at 2 nd If R continues to 3 rd, be prepared to call play on BR at 2 nd PU is prepared to go to home for call P PU will take call at 3rd Runner at 1 st w/ ground ball to outfield R B BR R

15 P B Go up 3 rd base line but watch for obstruction call at 1 st Runners on 1 st & 2 nd w/ ground ball to outfield R R B P PU heads back home to take call BU has calls at all bases Be prepared to call play on R at 2 nd or BR at 1 st

16 P B Runners on 1 st & 2 nd w/ ground ball to infield R R B PU will stay at home plate BU has calls at all bases Be prepared to call play on R at 2 nd or BR at 1 st BU goes to play

17 P B Runners on 1 st & 3 nd w/ ground ball to infield R R B PU will stay at home plate BU has calls at all bases Be prepared to call play on R at 2 nd or BR at 1 st BU goes to play

18 Baseball Mechanic Tutorial Plate umpire has all catch / no-catch responsibility Base umpire has all tag ups Let the ball take you to a play Use inside mechanics Hustle Press ESC to exit at anytime


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