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What is the best position in baseball for a lefty?

What is the best position in baseball for a lefty?

First base is the only position where having a left-handed player is preferred. The left-handed first baseman’s glove is on his right hand and that puts him closer to the fielders when a ball is thrown. It also gives him a better angle when it comes to stretching for the ball and picking up errant throws in the dirt.

When batting left-handed what hand is on top?

Batters are “righty” or “lefty”, not “right-handed” or “left-handed”. In other words, many players who throw with their right hand naturally, bat as a lefty just as naturally. Firstly, the hand that delivers the most power is the “top” hand. Hence, a righty batter has the right hand on top, and a lefty, the left.

Why are left-handed batters better?

The Left-Handed Batter: Advantage The main advantage of left-handed hitters is that the majority of the pitchers they face will be right-handed pitchers. Statistically, there are more right-handed pitchers than there are left-handed. This means, majority of breaking balls, will break towards the left-handed hitter.

Can you learn to bat lefty?

It is pretty easy to start a toddler or t-ball age player to bat exclusively lefty. It is a little harder to start them to throw lefty at an early age but not impossible. Throwing is not as big a deal as batting.

Should a lefty play right field?

The only positions lefty baseball players should play are pitcher, firstbase and outfield positions. The problem is that so few players can play shortstop and third base there is a supply and demand problem. Youth baseball coaches often do not know that lefties should play only lefty positions.

Why can’t lefties play catcher?

“Lefties can’t play catcher because your head hangs over home plate when you make a tag.” “You’ve got the ball in your right hand, you’re blocking the plate with your left foot. A lefty catcher would get killed.” Several left-handed throwing major leaguers has a stint at catching early in their careers.

How can I improve my left hand batting?


  1. Tip 1: Maintain a balanced stance.
  2. Tip 2: Try to play as long an innings as possible.
  3. Tip 3: Timing the ball is a left-hander’s biggest asset.
  4. Tip 4: Practice more for off-spinners, particularly for limited overs.
  5. Tip 5: Pay attention to the rough of the pitch.
  6. Tip 6: Practice drills alongside right-handed batters.

Which is better lefty or righty?

A 2007 study in the Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology found that, out of 150 subjects, left-handed participants were significantly more likely to perform better on an intelligence test than right-handed people. These traits suggest that left-handed individuals may have superior verbal skills.

Why are left-handed swings prettier?

If you’ve ever wondered (like I have) why left-handers seem to have prettier swings than right-handers, it’s because they can afford to. They’ve got longer to wait on a pitch, their weight shift can be smoother, their swings longer. A right-handed Ted Williams or Ken Griffey Jr. would have to be a little more violent.

Should I switch hit?

The advantages of switch hitting are well-documented. When facing a pitcher throwing with the opposite-handedness of the batter, the batter has better visualization of the pitch’s release point, and can begin to track the pitch sooner. The pitcher’s breaking balls break toward the hitter’s bat, rather than away.