Key: Runner has to make good decisions while eyeing the ball and picking up his 3rd base
coach on whether to score, hold, tag-up, or stop at 3rd.
The pitcher covers the angle between 3rd base and home and must be prepared to back up a throw to either base.
The left fielder's responsibilities remain the same, as he must back up any throw to 3rd base.
After outfielders complete their throws and infielders move into position, have an assistant coach or a player hit fly balls to the outfielders - from 1st base area to left field and from 3rd base
area to center and right fields - with extra pitchers or players being used to relay the ball back to the fungo hitter.
What is the key to a right hander's pick-off move to 3rd base and a left-hander's pick-off move to 1st base?
Whenever the winning run, tying run, or the go ahead run is on 3rd base with less than 2 outs.
Cover 3rd base in case the runner on 1st attempts to advance to 3rd.
He must check the 3rd base coach to see whether he can advance to 3rd.
The LF fields the ball and throws to the 3rd baseman (cut-off man), who lets the ball go through to the plate or cuts it off and throws to the SS covering 3rd for a run-down play on the runner, who has broken around 3rd base.
Catcher, 3rd Base, 1st Baseman practice the 5-2-3 double play, with the infield coach hitting ground balls to the 3rd baseman, who fields the ball and throw to the catcher, who then goes to 1st base.
He starts stepping toward 3rd base as if to throw to that base, then swings the leg over a bit (to stay legal) and throws to the plate.
If the catcher throws to 3rd base
after faking to 2nd, the pitcher must break to the plate to back it up in case of a rundown.