High Scoring Baseball
What is the definition of a high-scoring offense? How do you measure a player’s offensive productivity? How do you keep your team on track throughout the course of a long season?
High-Scoring Baseball is the definitive guide for establishing an aggressive, opportunistic, and disciplined offense. Inside you’ll find detailed coverage of the four offensive team goals and the six ways to create offensive pressure that gives every team a chance to be high scorers.
Then go inside the numbers for an in-depth analysis of run production. Discover the most common predictors for achieving a big inning, the importance of getting the lead-off hitter on, and the importance of collecting free bases. You’ll identify the most effective strategies based on specific game situations as well as the proper mental approach and physical adjustments to execute in those situations.
Offense is more than a player’s batting average or a team’s ability to hit the long ball. It’s all about run production. It’s a player’s ability to achieve a high-quality at-bat and a team’s ability to create a big inning. High-Scoring Baseball will change the way you see and play the game.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Facts about Run Production
Chapter 2: Assessing Your Personnel
Chapter 3: Setting Realistic Goals
Chapter 4: Defining a High-Quality At-Bat
Chapter 5: Creating Pressure with the Bunt
Chapter 6: The Ultimate Hitter
Chapter 7: Aggressive Baserunning
Chapter 8: Intelligent Base Stealing
Chapter 9: Get ’Em On, Get ’Em Over
Chapter 10: RBI Situations: Get ’Em in and Keep the Rally Going
Chapter 11: Organizing Effective Practices
Chapter 12: Game Day
Chapter 13: Team Evaluation
"Successful coaches have a philosophy that guides them and defines their teams. Todd Guilliams epitomizes the role of a coach and shares his expert knowledge of the game in High-Scoring Baseball."
Tim Corbin-- Head Baseball Coach, Vanderbilt University
“Todd Guilliams is one of the most innovative coaches in college baseball today. High-Scoring Baseball will give you the best information for improving your team’s offense.”
Danny Hall-- Head Baseball Coach, Georgia Tech University
“Todd Guilliams has one of the greatest baseball minds in the country. High-Scoring Baseball is a must for those interested in offense at the highest level.”
John Cohen-- Head Baseball Coach, Mississippi State University
ExcerptsA close look at the way runs are scored
Batting practice using six stations
Three drills to enhance baserunning skills