Rockpile Rumblings Spring Training Day 13- Full Squad Workouts!

   And away we go.  After an hour and a half group meeting including the entire minor league staff, front office personnel, 140 players that all met out in center field on field three, we started our first day of full squad workouts. The meeting took place covering all aspect of rules and standards of the organization.

    Today’s workout included individual defense.  For 30 minutes, all respective positions infield (double plays, backhand/forehand), outfield (footwork drills/reading balls off the bat at a short distance), pitchers and catchers have their time to work on defensive skills set up by each coordinator.

    Team fundamental of the bunt defense followed. Our team fundamental begins where we all meet on field 6 to go over all 4 plays demonstrated by a select group of players. After the short demonstration, we all break to our fields to work on this drill for 30 minutes.

    Live batting practice followed with hitters now facing live pitching. Pitchers threw 30 pitches, 15 out from the wind up and 15 out of the stretch. Each hitter saw 5 pitches each. Overall, pitchers were ok and surprisingly the hitters were not far off.

    All of this will continue for the next 3 days until games begin.  Until then, take time out to help someone today, and don’t take any day for granted!!!

May God Bless and Never Surrender!!!

-Joe Mikulik

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