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Baseball Mechanic Tutorial. The following tutorial is for baseball 2 man mechanics. 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.

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baseball mechanic tutorial
Baseball Mechanic Tutorial
  • The following tutorial is for baseball 2 man mechanics
  • 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
  • All situations have no umpire going out a fly ball

Press ESC to exit at anytime

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Plate Mechanics

  • Has all FAIR-FOUL calls
  • Has all CATCH – NO CATCH calls
  • Has STRIKE – BALL .
  • Has call on Batter Runner TO 1st base.
  • Help with “pulled foot” request by base umpire

Base Mechanics

  • Has calls on bases
  • Has tag up responsibilities
  • Help with check swing calls
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There are 3 starting positions for the Base Umpire

About ½ way between 2nd and the pitchers mound off the left shoulder of the pitcher

About ½ way between 2nd and the pitchers mound off the right shoulder of the pitcher

B

B

This is called the “B” position

This is called the “C” position

B

This is called the “A” position

An imaginary line from home plate by the edge of the mound

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When the Umpire is in field, he/she should stay in the “working area” to be ready to make calls

The working area

Stay in here until the ball takes you to the play

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PositioningNo runner

From here the BU can move parallel to the base line to make calls at 1st

Start 10-15 behind 1st base in foul territory

B

B

R

Start in the “A” position

From here the BU can buttonhook inside to watch the tag at 1st and take runner to 2nd

R

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Stay in here until the ball takes you to the play

PositioningRunner at 1st

Runners on 1st and 3rd

Start in the “B” position

B

The working area

R

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Positioning

Runner 2nd

Runners at 2nd & 3rd

Bases Loaded

R

R

Start in the “C” position

B

The working area

R

R

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Fly Ball position

  • Always try to move perpendicular to the ball
  • 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.

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  • The Base Umpire has all tag up responsibilities.
  • If there are runners on 2nd and 3rd, the plate umpire has the catch and tag up at 3rd

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fly ball coverage w runners
Fly Ball Coverage w/ runners

RF

LF

SS

2nd

B

R

Plate Umpire has ALL catch-no catch calls

Move perpendicular to ball

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bounding ball coverage w no runners
Bounding Ball Coverage w/ no runners

PU has call to front of the base

Plate Umpire makes call

FAIR BALL

B

FOUL BALL

Bounding ball

Straddle foul line as quickly as possible

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ground ball to outfield w no runners
Ground ball to Outfield w/ no runners

Take runner to 2nd if he continues

Take runner to 3rd if he continues

Start in foul territory 12-18 feet behind 1st base

Buttonhook inside to see BR touch 1st

B

B

BR

Plate Umpire trails runner to ½ way to start of running lane

B

Exit to the left of the catcher

PU heads back home to take call

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Responsibilities and Positions for Ground Ball

  • Plate Umpire should be ready to move up the lines.
  • 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.
  • The Base Umpire has all tag up responsibilities.
  • Move toward the play
ground ball to infield w no runners
Ground ball to Infield w/ no runners

Move enough to maintain 45o angle

B

Plate Umpire trails runner to ¼ way to start of running lane

B

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runner at 1 st w ground ball to outfield
Runner at 1st w/ ground ball to outfield

Follow ball and watch for play at 2nd

R

If R continues to 3rd, be prepared to call play on BR at 2nd

B

R

BR

PU will take call at 3rd

PU is prepared to go to home for call

P

B

Go up 3rd base line but watch for obstruction call at 1st

P

runners on 1 st 2 nd w ground ball to outfield
Runners on 1st & 2nd w/ ground ball to outfield

BU has calls at all bases

Be prepared to call play on R at 2nd or BR at 1st

R

B

R

Go up 3rd base line but watch for obstruction call at 1st

P

B

P

PU heads back home to take call

runners on 1 st 2 nd w ground ball to infield
Runners on 1st & 2nd w/ ground ball to infield

BU has calls at all bases

Be prepared to call play on R at 2nd or BR at 1st

R

BU goes to play

B

R

B

P

PU will stay at home plate

runners on 1 st 3 nd w ground ball to infield
Runners on 1st & 3nd w/ ground ball to infield

BU has calls at all bases

Be prepared to call play on R at 2nd or BR at 1st

B

BU goes to play

R

R

B

P

PU will stay at home plate

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Baseball Mechanic Tutorial
  • Use inside mechanics
  • Plate umpire has all catch / no-catch responsibility
  • Base umpire has all tag ups
  • Let the ball take you to a play
  • Hustle

Press ESC to exit at anytime