No concern hitting runner with 3rd base holding ground, focussed facing throw comming from catcher.thanks! my concern for a 3B pick is hitting the runner, who should be in fair territory.
for a 1B pick, fielder is usually up and watching for a bunt and needs to get back to the bag. I'm not seeing this as a high percentage play unless the runner is way off the bag.
This is the first video that came up on MLB picks. There are some sweep tags and slap tags. I think the location of the throw can affect which method is used. Also in the video there are some 1B sneaking in behind the runner. Best time for a slap tag. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a softball 1B playing behind the bag with a runner on first without a bunt defense on where 2B comes in to cover the bunt. As I said earlier, there are many factors involved in how a bag is covered on a pick. The sweep tag is effective and lessens the chances of an obstruction call. A lefty 1B is not near as likely to use a blind sweep tag at first. The video I shared was just an example for the OP to view who is working with catchers on picks.Why aren't throws received like baseball where you hold the glove deep over the corner of the bag and simply drop the glove? The ball travels faster than you can sweep the arm.
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