- Dec 4, 2013
Anyone have any numbers on what a division 1 slappers time should be from home to first? Also when timing a player when is the proper time to start the watch?
Very true. IMO, the only time that matters for a slapper is contact to 1B. Stationary track start style timing is irrelevant.There are a lot of ways to time a player home-to-first, so be careful and make sure you are comparing apples-to-apples. I think a good slapper would be 2.9 or less and a great slapper would be @ 2.7
I'm not disagreeing with you at all, but i'll wager that 90% of all recruiting brochures show the latter. Thus, the good coaches go see in person.Very true. IMO, the only time that matters for a slapper is contact to 1B. Stationary track start style timing is irrelevant.
Agree. I've imported video from TV and computer of elite college slappers into an app called Coaches' Eye and have come up with the same results....but I used contact point and first step out of the box after contact because I couldn't get video of them from all the way back at home plate.I think allot of people get the off the Bat times and sprint times from home plate to first mixed up. Most state their times when they just take off from home to first,that gets you the 2.6-2.8 times with most successful slappers but the bat pop to first is usually about 2-3 tenths slower. I was clocking some of the lefty slapper burners in the npf and they are around 2.9 with the bat in their hand. If the just ran the line it would be faster.