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NEW RULE 2017 – SET VS WINDUP POSITION

The new rule for pitchers using the set position vs the windup position with runners on base is defined here. The pitcher must notify the umpire that he will be pitching from the windup position or it is assumed he is pitching from the stretch.

In recent years, several pitchers have gone to a modified set/windup position by positioning their pivot foot on the rubber and their free foot in front of the rubber. This can be especially confusing to the runner. Because of this, MLB invoked the following rule revision for the 2017 season. SET VS. WINDUP POSITION Rule 5.07(2) [former Rule 8.01(b)]: The comment to Rule 5.07(a)(2) states, in part, that, “With a runner or runners on base,…

In recent years, several pitchers have gone to a modified set/windup position by positioning their pivot foot on the rubber and their free foot in front of the rubber. This can be especially confusing to the runner. Because of this, MLB invoked the following rule revision for the 2017 season. SET VS. WINDUP POSITION Rule 5.07(2) [former Rule 8.01(b)]: The comment to Rule 5.07(a)(2) states, in part, that, “With a runner or runners on base,…

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...and the umpire should indicate to the other members of the crew and each Club that the pitcher has elected to pitch from the Windup.

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