The 2020 NFHS DH rule

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    Chris Welsh
    Keymaster
    1591
    The new rule states, “Designated Hitter (DH) can be used in two ways. The DH can be listed as the tenth starter replacing one of the other nine players when it is their turn to bat. The other method is that any one of the starting defensive players can be their own DH (in effect having two positions) within the confines of the rule requirements.”
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      Brady Hood
      Participant
      1000
      There are teams and coaches who don’t understand the old rule, let alone adding this confusion. I guess it’ll help keep the best bats in the game, but I don’t know. As soon as the player is substituted for offensively it will kill the P/DH, so at the beginning of the season I think there will be alot of confusion when they do that. Time will tell.
      Alex Coil
      Participant
      1000
      The DH is something that is only adding to the problem of specialization in high school sports. If pitchers spend more time learning how to hit, maybe they wouldn’t throw so often. This could lead to less arm fatigue/injury.
      Tyler Ricketts
      Participant
      1171
      I would think a lot of people within high school baseball do not understand the rule of the DH per NFHS rules. Personally, I wish it was a more basic DH rule but I do think it has its benefits at the high school level.
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