Shifting results in dramatically improved returns under Chris Woodward

About a week ago, Jon Weisman sent out a tweet from the Dodger Insider account talking about how shifts aren’t as hot a topic among fans or the media this year in regards to the Dodgers. Watching 3B Justin Turner field a ball hit right at him in short RF, I feel complaints about shifting have really diminished, which is good. — Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) September 6, 2016...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 12, 2016

New infielder Chris Taylor reunites with third-base Coach Chris Woodward

PITTSBURGH – Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward had just finished his 18-year career as a player when the Seattle Mariners hired him as a coach in September 2012. His first assignment was to mentor the Mariners’ instructional league players...
Via The OC Register
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Woodward Praises Chase Utley’s Baserunning

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not had a traditional leadoff hitter on their roster since they traded Dee Gordon after the 2014 season. Fortunately for the Dodgers, the game has generally shifted away from needing that type of batter at the top of the lineup. With Andre Ethier and Howie Kendrick beginning this season on the disabled list, it’s created multiple opportunities for Chase...
Via Dodger Blue
April 11, 2016

World Baseball Classic qualifying: Aussies 4, South Africa 1

SYDNEY (AP) Australia scored three first-inning runs on five hits - including four consecutive hits to start the game - and defeated South Africa 4-1 on Friday to advance to the final of the World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament. Four pitchers limited South Africa to six hits to lead the host team to the final on Sunday against South Africa or New Zealand. The winner of...
Via Associated Press
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Woodward, Hulett to manage in World Classic qualifying

NEW YORK (AP) Former big league infielder Chris Woodward will manage New Zealand in qualifying next month for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Woodward was a coach for New Zealand in its unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2013 tournament. Play takes place from Feb. 11-14 in Sydney, with Australia, South Africa and the Philippines also trying to advance to the 16-nation...
Via Associated Press
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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