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Infielders should play balls off the bat during batting practice, but they should also be getting fungos hit in between pitches.
To do this properly, a team must be equipped with the proper screens: One at first base, one at second base, and a solid cage over the batting area along with an L-screen for the pitcher.
Fielders can work on ground balls and throws, but the practice must be completely organized and efficient to eliminate injury from stray balls. Watch a college or professional team run through their batting practice. Time is used wisely and efficiently. Balls are bouncing all over the place, but each player maintains the proper level of safety.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|