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Players should focus on mechanics of speed, incorporate resistance and plyometric training

Originally Published: October 22, 2010
By Victoria Sun | Special to ESPNHS.com

A baseball player's speed is crucial on both offense and defense. It's a key tool to play college or pro ball.

Los Angeles Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke believes a player can shave tenths of a second off a sprint with different workouts and drills.

"If you're a base stealer, it's very important or say a left-handed hitter that bunts a lot," Roenicke said. "It's important for an outfielder too. If he can track down a ball and he's got five feet more range, he's going ...

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