infielders and outfielders

When you switch out outfielders after the first inning do you switch out the infielders too?

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Moving players
by: Dan

Thank you for your question. I have to assume that this is a recreation level team that, by rule, requires everyone to have equal or at least similar playing time. Generally this is done with young players to give them exposure to various positions. This is actually good for their development. So if you are moving players around, do not limit it just to outfielders, but also move the infielders. Of course, keep the player's safety in mind. You do not want to put a player who is not a strong fielder to handle third base, or a player who is struggling to catch the ball to play first base. Make sure you have worked with them enough that they are confident that they can play the position.

When I coached a recreation team, I would post where players played by inning at teh beginning of the game. That way, everyone knew where they were playing and I was able to balance playing time before I ever got to the field.

Good luck with your season.

Dan

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