Over the weekend I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Pirates are planning on utilizing more outfield shifts in 2014, much in the same way that they went to the extreme with infield shifts during the 2013 season.
One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about outfield shifts are the shifts that the Pirates employed a few years ago. They would position the left fielder close to center field, cutting off the Notch. I spoke with Neal Huntington about the upcoming Pirates outfield shifts, and he said that what they have planned is different from the old "no triples" defense.
"It's a little more advanced," Huntington said. "The ironic part about the two center fielders -- and then Travis Snider does a nice job, Tabata does a nice job -- we could actually theoretically be less ...
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