Learn how to make the most exciting play in baseball! I'll share with you all my secrets and tips for turning double plays, including flips, footwork, and more!
A shortstop or 2nd baseman can turn the tide of an entire game with a great double play.
Double plays are one of the most important, most influential aspects of baseball.
Not only can it save a great many runs from scoring...
Not only can it shift the momentum of a game...
But just the impact on a pitcher's mentality can win or lose games!
A pitcher who doesn't trust his middle infielders to have his back, to get him out of a jam, will pitch to hitters completely differently than one who knows his teammates are behind him.
If you've ever witnessed an intentional walk, then you've seen this principle in action.
But there's far more to it than just that.
A pitcher who trusts his middle infielders isn't afraid of contact.
In fact, he can now expand his strategy beyond just getting strikeouts to now also TRYING to get ground balls.
Now he can get outs faster. He can pitch more strategically. He can keep his pitch count down. This allows him to go deeper into games, and to be more effective against hitters.
The DP is one of those flashy plays that everyone appreciates... but it also has an impact on the game that is far more important than the average fan will realize.
Long story short... double plays are a critical infield skill, and this mini-course will help you turn 2 like a pro.
The 3 types of flips for 2nd baseman, and when to use each (The wrong flip for the wrong situation can lead to disaster!)
Perfect footwork, pivot and feed to be accurate EVERY time
6 tips for a perfect shovel flip
How to execute a spin without losing control, power or accuracy.
Doug Bernier debuted in the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Colorado Rockies, and played professional baseball for 16 years (Rockies, Yankees, Pirates, Twins, & Rangers organizations).
He has played every infield position at the Major League level.
In 2012, Doug founded Pro Baseball Insider.com, a platform where MLB and MiLB baseball players and coaches donate their knowledge.
Doug lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and 3 kids, and currently is a pro scout for the Colorado Rockies.
Frequently Asked Questions
✅ How to execute the perfect double play pivot, including footwork around the bag
✅ The 3 types of double play feeds that every infielder needs to know
✅ How to consistently execute the most exciting play in baseball.Your team, your pitcher, your coaches and your fans will LOVE watching you turn two.
✅ Finally understand why the underhand flip causes so much trouble for players - Learn how to stop those embarrassing wild flips (There are 4 little-known keys to a perfect flip.Once you know these, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to get it right every time).
✅ How to execute a perfect shovel pass (It makes playing 2nd base SO MUCH EASIER.And the crazy part is that most 2nd basemen don’t know how to make this play!This is a simple but powerful way you can stand out as an elite 2nd baseman)
✅ Common errors on Double play feeds close to the bag (So many double plays die an early death from these errors.Here’s how to avoid them)
✅ The 2 methods for double play feed when the distance is further away (Plus, pro tips to increase accuracy, power, and consistency).
✅ The secret for laser-targeted spinning throws to 2nd base
✅ How to know when you should go for a tough play at 2nd or just take the out at 1st base