When prep school coaches begin to set their plans prior to the start of the spring season, one of the primary focuses revolves around having a strong defense up the middle. Having a talented middle infield consisting of a second baseman and shortstop can advance any team's chances towards a successful season.
Great middle infielders are not born but made through constant repetition, fluid footwork, arm strengthening and, of course, the ability to turn double plays on a consistent level.
New England Baseball Journal spoke with numerous New England prep coaches to get a sense of the talented middle infielders and what they will bring to their respective teams this spring.
As part of our Players to Watch in 2021 series, this week we focus on middle infielders.