Judging the Royals

September 28, 2013 9:41 AM

James Shields and his put-away pitch

Everybody in baseball is looking for patterns: if you spot one, you can use it to your advantage. Does the pitcher hold his glove one way when delivering the ball home, another way when attempting a pickoff? If so, steal when the pitcher signals that he’s going home. Does the opposing manager like to hit and run in a 2-1 count? If so, pitch out when you reach that count and throw out the base runner.

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.

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