Baseball FUNdamentals

The early days of Spring Training are dedicated to the fundamentals. Bunting, sliding, and defense are a few of the drills being emphasized in Surprise. Let’s take a look:

First base coach Rusty Kuntz specializes in teaching baserunning. He had everyone take off their shoes for this fun drill…it looks like some of the guys were taken back to their Slip ‘n Slide days! (Left – Willie Bloomquist, right – Billy Butler, below right – Alex Gordon)

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Every player has been working on getting the bunt down…including Kila Ka’aihue.

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The outfielders worked with Kuntz on technique (below left). Coco Crisp later spent some time fielding batting practice.



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Crisp and his teammates were all smiles as they took some cuts in the cage.


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