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Quicker Pickoffs Throws to First Base

By Meachrm @BaseballBTYard

As pitchers get older, the ability to hold runners closely at first base becomes more important.  Like most other aspects of the game, success is usually found in the little details.  There is a lot going on during a pickoff move to first base.  Timing, footwork, balance, accuracy, and throwing quickness all play large roles in determining whether runners are safe or out on the play.

Today’s tip deals with throwing quickness and a little thing pitchers can do to shorten the time it takes for their throws to get to first base.  Give it a shot and tell me what you think.

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