So you think playing right field is a demotion. That the worst players get thrown in right field. No one wants to play right field, right?
WRONG! should be your response.
Playing right field is way better than sitting on the bench.
Playing right field is almost like playing in the infield because you have so many responsibilities.
It’s crucial at higher levels because as your pitching gets better, more balls are hit to right field than any other outfield position.
And I know no one is counting on making millions of dollars playing Fastpitch but when we look at major league baseball, guess what position averages the highest salary?
Well, the highest paid is first base but the second highest average salary is right field.
First base averages over $7 million a year, but right field comes in second at $5.5 million.
So right field is a demotion?
About the Author: Tory Acheson brings a wealth of knowledge to the Fastpitch Prep staff. He has coached at all levels of the game, including the last 25 years at the college level at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Tennessee Tech and Kennesaw State. He began his coaching career at the high school level spending 9 years Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wis. and is now working as a professional softball instructor.