You’ve got a runner on first, the batter that you’ve pitched to in the past has a tendency to hit the ball right back at you - usually a chopper that’s not all that hard to field.
So you’ve kept the runner on first checked pretty close to the bag, and, know you can pitch from the stretch quick enough so as not to give that runner on first too large of a head start when you release the pitch.
Now here’s my questions:
who can you depend on to cover second base for an easy out of the lead runner, AND, start the double play? The shortstop or the second baseman?
does it make any difference if the batter is a right-handed or left-handed?
should either fielder BE THE ONE regardless of what the batter is, RH or LH?
should either fielder BE THE ONE regardless of what happens when the ball is chopped back to you?
For the team(s) that you play on, do you and your teammates practice this fielding defense?