Just like in every sport and every facet of life, fundamentals are the keys to success. A successful player is a player that understands this aspect of the game and works tirelessly to make sure he is fundamentally sound.
One of the most important aspects of baseball, in every aspect of the game is a player’s footwork. When you’re hitting, you need your footwork to be consistent and repeatable. When you’re pitching your footwork needs to put you in position to fully utilize the rest of your body. When you’re fielding, you need your footwork to stay consistent and get you in an athletic, powerful position to make the play.