Baseball Defense Plays – Infield At Double-Play Depth
May 12, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams
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When the infield is at double play depth, the first and third basemen stay in their normal location, but the shortstop and second basemen move closer to second base and a couple of steps closer to home plate. If a ground ball is hit within their range, this positioning makes it easier for them to turn a double play and make two outs.