Take a minute to think about a toolbox. What is its purpose? What kind of tools do you have in your toolbox? How does your toolbox fit your skill set when it comes to handyman work? How do your skills match up with the professionals, like a contractor? If you’re anything like me, your toolbox is a collection of tools that will get the very basic jobs around the house done. I’ve got a hammer, a few screwdrivers, tape measure, hand saw, nuts, bolts, screws, a wrench and I’m sure I have a few things in there that I’m not even aware of. Comparing my skills and toolbox to the professionals is laughable. My skill set leaves a lot to be desired. The professional contractor, or someone of a similar profession, most likely have all of what I have. They may have some fancier tools but what separates my toolbox from theirs is how efficient they are using it. The same can be said for the novice infielder compared to the professional or higher level infielder.
The novice infielder and the professional infielder both have the same base skill set. They both catch, throw, and field ground balls. It’s the efficiency of how the professional or high level infielder use their skill set that allows them to dive deeper into infield play to add more to their “toolbox.” They simply become more sophisticated in using their infield tools and add some fancier tools along the way, just like the professional contractor versus a weekend handyman, like myself.
I’ve committed Defend the Diamond to helping those in quest of knowledge to make their #infielderstoolbox more sophisticated. Future posts will breakdown infield defense skills that will expand your toolbox or confirm that your current toolbox is up-to-date. My aim is to be as comprehensive as I can with the infield topics I discuss. If you have a suggestion as to which topic I should cover, please head over to the contact tab, send me a note and I’ll do my best to bring you that content.
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