Saturday, February 24, 2024

We Asked TOP RANKED PLAYERS to TRADE Their Baseball Bat For a MYSTERY BOX!


For part 4 we had the crazy idea to travel to states around the states to trade mystery baseball bats with some of the top ranked baseball players in the country! As always, we asked players one question: Would you trade your bat for a random mystery box? The question is, would you take the risk?

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Individual Memberships


Great opportunity to train regularly without breaking the bank.
Intended for individual/family use only.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

"All you need is love and baseball"


The rain is here and we're excited! The barn is busy, we highly recommend booking ahead of time. Whether you're wanting some guaranteed practice time out of the rain or looking for a practice focused on hitting rather than shagging balls. Contact us or head to our site to book. Full facility practices available as well!

See you at The Barn!


707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687



Monday, February 12, 2024

Coming Soon!


We're excited to say that we're getting more area for parking. We're hopeful to have this space by mid to late February. Bare with us while construction in the parking lot continues. We appreciate your patience!

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Friday, February 9, 2024

Lessons


Hitting, Pitching (Baseball only), Catching, Defense

30min - $55
45min - $75
60min - $85

Save up to $30 when you purchase a package

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Total Bases (TB)


Definition

Total bases refer to the number of bases gained by a batter through his hits. A batter records one total base for a single, two total bases for a double, three total bases for a triple and four total bases for a home run.

Total bases are used to determine a player's slugging percentage -- which is total bases divided by at-bats. A player can only add to his total-bases tally through a hit. Advancing on the basepaths -- even via a steal -- has no impact on a player's total bases.

In A Call

"total bags"

Learn more, here.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Sunday, January 28, 2024

The Scariest Pitchers In Baseball History


Enjoy The Scariest Pitchers In Baseball History!

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Stolen Base (SB)


Definition
A stolen base occurs when a baserunner advances by taking a base to which he isn't entitled. This generally occurs when a pitcher is throwing a pitch, but it can also occur while the pitcher still has the ball or is attempting a pickoff, or as the catcher is throwing the ball back to the pitcher.

A stolen base is not automatically credited when a runner advances during one of the aforementioned scenarios; the official scorer must also determine that the runner had been in attempt of a steal. For example, if a runner takes an extra base on a wild pitch or a passed ball, he is not awarded a stolen base. However, if he was attempting to steal as a wild pitch/passed ball was thrown, he is generally given credit for it.

A baserunner is not given credit for a steal if he takes the extra base as the result of an error by the opposing defense. He is not given credit for a steal if he safely advances but another runner also attempting to steal on the same play is thrown out. (This maneuver is called a "double steal.") He is also not given credit if the defense concedes the base because of the situation in the game. (This generally occurs very late in the contest, with the defensive team ahead by more than one run. The defense -- not wanting to play out of position -- doesn't cover the base and, as a result, the ruling is "defensive indifference" rather than a stolen base.)

Stolen bases have long been an integral part -- and one of the most debated aspects -- of the game. The upside to a stolen base is obvious; the runner advances a base and puts himself closer to scoring. However, the downside -- a baserunner making an out -- arguably far outweighs the upside. In this vein, a runner who steals bases at a 50 percent clip is considered to be doing his team a disservice. As a general rule of thumb, a base stealer with a stolen-base percentage of 75 or higher is helping his team by attempting steals.

There are few maneuvers in baseball more strategic than a stolen-base attempt. In some cases, the third-base coach will give the runner a sign, telling him to steal. But certain runners, who have proven to be competent base stealers, are given "the green light," whereby they can take off at their discretion. One of the most common times to steal occurs with two outs and the hitter behind in the count. In this case, the downside to stealing is minimized. If the runner is thrown out, the hitter gets a fresh count to start the next inning. But if the runner is safe, he has put himself in scoring position.

The league leaders in stolen bases are almost always among the fastest players in the league, for obvious reasons. However, speed is only one ingredient in the stolen base. A base stealer must also be adept at choosing a good pitch to run on (generally a breaking ball, which will travel slower to the plate than a fastball and sometimes bounce in the dirt). He must also be able to read the situation and a pitcher's pickoff move to get a good first step.

Origin
The modern steal rule was put into place in 1898. Before then, any time a runner took an extra base (such as advancing to third base from first on a single) he was awarded a stolen base.

In A Call
"swipes," "steals," "stolen bags"

Learn more, here.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Monday, January 22, 2024

Slugging Percentage (SLG)

Definition

Slugging percentage represents the total number of bases a player records per at-bat. Unlike on-base percentage, slugging percentage deals only with hits and does not include walks and hit-by-pitches in its equation.

Slugging percentage differs from batting average in that all hits are not valued equally. While batting average is calculated by dividing the total number of hits by the total number of at-bats, the formula for slugging percentage is: (1B + 2Bx2 + 3Bx3 + HRx4)/AB.

Although a double is not worth exactly twice as much as a single in the context of scoring runs, slugging percentage is still one of the best evaluators of power, because it accounts for more than just home runs.

Slugging percentage can also be applied as an evaluative tool for pitchers, although this is done less frequently. In such cases, it is referred to as slugging-percentage against.

In A Call

"slugging," as a verb: "to slug"

Learn more, here.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Individual Memberships


Great opportunity to train regularly without breaking the bank.
Intended for individual/family use only.



Saturday, January 13, 2024

Team Memberships


SAVE WITH MEMBERSHIP

$700.00/mo. with minimum 3 month commitment.
2 lanes for 1-2 hours practice weekly along with access for players
to hit daily for 30min in an open lane.
(Can be customized for more in facility practice)

Spots Are Limited
Mondays and Fridays available.
First come first serve for time slots for team practice.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687



Sunday, January 7, 2024

Training Opportunities

CATCHER'S SESSION


WINTER SESSION


Both sessions will be run by Ryan Adams, current Vanden High varsity baseball coach. Both sessions are open to baseball and softball players. 8 players per session.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687



Thursday, January 4, 2024

Come See Our New Look!

The Barn has a new look and we're pretty excited about it! We've painted the facility and replaced lighting throughout, making tracking the ball during practice and training in the facility so much better.

We want to say thank you to those who've supported us and helped make these upgrades possible. As a thank you from us we'd like to offer $5 OFF your next booking with code THANKYOU5.

See you at The Barn!

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687