Defensive Situations

Cutoffs - No Runners On Base

Single To Left Field

On a single to left field the shortstop will be the cutoff to second base. The second baseman will cover the bag. The first baseman should primarily back up the throw from left and then move towards first. This will put him into position to receive a throw at first in case the runner takes too large of a turn.

cutoff hit to left

Single To Center Field

On a single to center field the second baseman will be the cutoff to second base. The shortstop will cover the bag. The pitcher must position himself to back up second base.

cutoff hit to left

Single To Right Field

On a single to right field the second baseman will be the cutoff to second base. The shortstop will cover the bag. The left fielder and third baseman must back up second. First baseman must get close to first and be ready for a throw behind the runner.

cutoff hit to left

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