pickoff

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pickoff

[′pik‚ȯf]
(electronics)
A device used to convert mechanical motion into a proportional electric signal.
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical device for automatic removal of the finished part from a press die.
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"Dominant," Snep said of DeLuga's pickoff move. "Mix that with his actual pitching itself, and (opponents) can't go anywhere, can't do anything."
In a running situation with men on first and third, the base coach should remind the runner to look out for the standard pickoff move -- the pitcher faking to third and throwing to first to get the runner leaning.
The "get you" move should be the pitcher's best pickoff move.
last week being one - have had trouble with that silly pickoff move where they fake to third, then turn toward first, something Roger Clemens loved to do.
Left-hander: In your pickoff move to first, bring your stride foot down as close as possible to the 45-degree angle.
"It's something I've always tried to take pride in," Beckett said of his defense and pickoff move to first base.
Ramos was then caught off first base on a pickoff move by Quebec starter Kevin Beavers (1-0), and when Tewksbary made a move for home on the play, the throw went from first base to third base to trap Worcester's designated hitter in a rundown, where he was tagged out by catcher Greg Stevens.
Troy Zawadzki led off with a single to center and quickly reached second after squirming his way out of a rundown set in motion by a great pickoff move by Landers.
So the first day was spent mostly working on basics with catchers blocking balls in the dirt, pitchers working on pickoff moves, infielders covering bunts, and outfielders tracking down fly balls.
The pitchers practiced fielding bunts and pickoff moves before the Ems wrapped up the three-hour workout with batting practice.
Boston took its cue from the way the Rays were holding runners and using pickoff moves, the manager said, and immediately after the game, Joe Maddon dismissed any suggestions that Tampa Bay thought the Sox were trying to embarrass his team.
"I spend a lot of my day, every day, breaking down a pitcher's delivery to home plate and his pickoff moves to first," he said.