Outfielders have responsibilities that are different than other players. After all, they are the only thing standing between the fence and the game. Because of this, the best outfielders possess a special set of skills.
- Forward looking: They always consider what might go wrong, so they can anticipate mistakes.
- Methodical: They think about the game between pitches, considering factors like where the runners are, where the sun is, and what's going on with the wind.
- Mentally prepared: They predict what might happen two to three plays ahead, preparing themselves for any possible scenario.
Learn more as UCLA's Kirk Walker provides his insights on what your last line of defense needs to succeed in the outfield.