Among the other AL winners: Minnesota pitcher Johan Santana, Angels shortstop Orlando Cabrera, Seattle third baseman
Adrian Beltre and Cleveland outfielder Grady Sizemore.
The third baseman
and shortstop should practice calling for and catching the pop flies.
If possible, the catcher may also move over to get a good angle and make a call on a pop-up to the first or third baseman
If the third baseman
stays home and covers the bag for the steal, the hitter should bunt the ball down the third-base line, trying to get it to stop right before it reaches the infield dirt.
He already had the hard-nosed catcher, so he went out and got the powerful third baseman
, the washed up pitcher, and the athletic second baseman.
Furcal, playing alongside former shortstop and new third baseman
Cesar Izturis, entered Thursday's game with 10hits in his past 56at-bats, which dropped his average to .
Round 2: Coach A hits hot smashes to the third baseman
, who throws to X, who returns the ball to the Coach B shagger.
More all-star juniors: Chatsworth outfielder Bobby Coyle, El Camino Real of Woodland Hills third baseman
Tyler Kolodny and Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta pitcher Dustin Emmons are on the South team for this weekend's North-South series showcasing top juniors from throughout the state.
If the pitcher can get there, the third baseman
should immediately scramble back to third for the possible force out.
The Giants got to him for two earned runs, but the first one clearly was the result of a questionable single by Todd Greene that rookie third baseman
Willy Aybar should have fielded for an inning-ending double play in the fifth.
Saugus junior third baseman
Alex Cueva made a diving play on a Traci Wolf popup leading off the third inning.
The question now is whether Martin has learned enough in the three years since he was converted from third baseman
to catcher, especially since not one day of those three years has been spent at any level higher than Double-A.