Julio Urìas Pickoff Move

Balk or not? Your opinions please? I personally think it’s a balk. He doesn’t step towards first base, in fact he steps back. I don’t know why umps haven’t been calling this…


LAD@NYY: Urias picks off Castro after overturned call - YouTube @Steven_Ellis

here’s another good one

Nasty, but not a balk in either case in my opinion.

If a pitcher has swung his free leg back past the pitching rubber while in the process of his leg kick, he must then deliver the ball to the plate or to second base on a pick-off attempt. Otherwise, it would be a balk.

But if you watch Urias’s front leg, it doesn’t go past the rubber.