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TASO - Baseball Houston Chapter. Four – Umpire Mechanics NFHS. Special thanks to the Austin Chapter. The objectives of 4-umpire mechanics. Have an umpire at every base or close to every play Try to keep one umpire AHEAD of the lead runner If possible, “box” the runner between three umpires.

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TASO - BaseballHouston Chapter

Four – Umpire Mechanics

NFHS

Special thanks to the Austin Chapter

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The objectives of 4-umpire mechanics

  • Have an umpire at every base or close to every play
  • Try to keep one umpire AHEAD of the lead runner
  • If possible, “box” the runner between three umpires
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Field Umpire

Positions

Left-Handed batters

Right-Handed batters

E

E

B

C

A

D

A

D

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Umpire Positions

NO Runners

E

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Umpire Positions

Runner on First

Position to get a view of the pitcher off the left shoulder after the runners primary lead

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Umpire Positions

Runners on

First & Second

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Umpire Positions

Runners on

First & Third

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Umpire Positions

Bases Loaded

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Umpire Positions

Runner on Second

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Umpire Positions

Runners on Second & Third

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ANYTIME

there is a runner on

1st or 2nd ……..

U3 will be INSIDE

(in B or C)

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If U3 goes out there will be a rotation

Umpire Positions

Runner on Third

check swings
Go to the “Open” umpire

U2 for RIGHT handed batters

U4 for LEFT handed batters

CHECK SWINGS
fly ball coverage
Someone goes out on

EVERY fly ball ------

Except for obvious

‘cans of corn’

Fly Ball Coverage
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If you GO OUT

You STAY OUT

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Fly Ball Coverage

U3 is OUT

(in E or G)

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Fly Ball Coverage

U3 is IN

(in F)

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Fly Ball Coverage

When U3 is inside (in B or C)

He STAYS inside

U3 does NOT go out for a fly ball, leave that to U2 and U4

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INFIELD

Catch / No Catch

U3 is OUT

(in E)

2B

SS

3B

1B

P

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INFIELD

Catch / No Catch

U3 is IN

(in B or C)

2B

SS

3B

1B

P

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Fair / Foul

Coverage

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Positioning for calling plays at

1st Base

When there is a possible play at 1st Base

“SLIDE”

Come in and make your pivot

Reverse Rotation

Pickoff

Plays

Clean base hit to outfield……

watch runner touch first, then rotate Home

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Positioning for calling plays at

2nd Base

Runner advancing from 1st base

Runner returning to 2nd base

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Positioning for calling plays at

3rd Base

Pickoff

Plays

All plays at 3rd on runners after base hit

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U3 is the “KEY”

for rotation when U3 is OUT

(E)

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If U4 goes out there will be a rotation\reverse rotation

U4 is the “KEY”

for rotation when U3 is IN

(B or C)

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No Runners

Base Hit

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No Runners

Hit to Infield

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If ANY umpire goes out

on a fly ball………

Revert to

THREE-UMPIRE Mechanics

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No Runners

U3 goes OUT

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No Runners

U2 goes OUT

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No Runners

U4 goes OUT

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Runner on 1st

U2 goes OUT

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Runner on 1st

U4 goes OUT

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Runner on 3rd

Fly Ball to Left – less than 2 outs

Use 3rd base side whenever there is a runner on 3rd only

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Runner on 3rd

Fly Ball to Center – less than 2 outs

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No Matter What Happens…..or

Who misses a rotation

FILL THE HOLE !!!

We can talk about missed

coverage later……….but

SOMEONE has to MAKE THE CALL