Tag: defensive shifts

The Pirates Are Now Using Extreme Defensive Shifts in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – For the past several years, the Pirates have received a lot of attention at the Major League level for their extreme defensive shifts. They have practiced these shifts in the minors as well, although it would be inaccurate to say that the strategy carried over from the majors to the minors. In fact, […]
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First Pitch: Shifting Has Become Very Common in Baseball

Earlier today, I was sent a link from Twitter follower Jonathan Holbert, talking about how baseball’s defensive shifts continue to grow. I thought the article was an interesting read for multiple reasons. First, as you know, we’ve been tracking the Pirates’ usage of defensive shifts a lot on this site. So that’s always a topic […]
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Spring Training Notes: Liriano Focused on the Sinker; Sanchez Does it...

The Pittsburgh Pirates came back to beat the New York Yankees 6-5 today, recovering from some early game struggles by Francisco Liriano and Edinson Volquez. Both pitchers gave up two runs in one inning of work, although the Pirates were able to rebound late with a four run seventh inning to take the lead and […]
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Neal Huntington Talks About the Upcoming Outfield Shifts

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 […]
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