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DYBA Ratings

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Fielding

 

10- Excellent glove, great use of fundamentals, understands baseball: where to throw the ball, how and when to cover bases.
Can get to and catch fly balls, stop hard hit grounders. Great range, can make the spectacular play. Travel A caliber player.
9 - Solid glove, very good fundamentals. Makes the majority of the plays, good range, understands baseball:
where to throw the ball, how and when to cover bases. Good range, catches fly balls. Travel A caliber player.
8 - Very reliable fielder by house league standards, a little less range than above. Good baseball sense: knows what to do 
in the field most of the time. Travel A/B caliber player. Can catch fly ball right hit to him.
7 - Decent fielder. Makes a good number of plays. Improving knowledge of baseball. More limited in range than the above players.
Understands and uses good fielding fundamentals most of the time. Can catch some fly balls. Travel B Caliber player.
6 - OK fielder, basic understanding of how to play the field. Uses most of the fielding fundamentals.
Can make most of the plays hit directly to him, but not those he has to move much for. Mostly alert and in the ready postion.
5 - Average fielder. Can make some of the plays hit directly to him. Limited range. Can catch the ball. Learning the fundamentals. 
Tries hard. Sometimes alert and in the ready postion.
4 - Still learning how to play in the field and use the proper fundamentals. Does not catch or field the ball consistently. 
Not aware of baserunners and what to do with and without the ball. Not very alert and in the ready postion.
3 - Learning how to catch. Needs to understand proper fielding fundamentals. No sense of awareness of baserunners
or how to be in position for simple force plays. Not alert and in the ready postion.
2 - Cannot catch the baseball. Still afraid of the ball. Does not understand fielding fundamentals or have any sense 
of what to do in the field. Not alert and in the ready postion.
1 - Does not pay attention, no awareness of what is going on in the game. No fundamentals, cannot catch the ball.

Catching

 
10- Always catches the ball, not matter how hard it is thrown to him. Always uses correct catching fundamentals.
Moves well for balls not thrown directly at him. Travel A caliber glove.
9 - Consistently catches the ball, excellent fundamentals. Handles most throws.
Moves well for balls not thrown directly at him. Travel A caliber glove.
8 - Catches most of what is thrown at him, by Bronco standards, shows very good catching fundamentals
Travel A/B caliber glove. 
7 - Catches the ball well, demostrate good fundmantals most of the time. Will move for some off target throws.
Travel B Caliber glove.
6 - OK ability to catch the ball. Can put him at first base. Will make a lot, but not all catches. Uses most of the catching fundamentals.
Mostly alert and ready.
5 - Average ability to catch the ball for this age group. Learning the fundamentals. 
Tries hard. Usually alert and ready.
4 - Still learning how to catch the ball and use the proper fundamentals. Does not catch the ball consistently. 
Starting to be more alert and ready.
3 - Learning how to catch. Needs to understand proper catching fundamentals. 
Not always alert and ready.
2 - Cannot catch the baseball. Still afraid of the ball. Does not understand basic catching fundamentals.
Not alert and ready.
1 - Cannot catch the ball. Does not pay attention, no awareness of what is going on in the game. No fundamentals.
 

Throwing

 

10- Rocket arm, great throwing motion, very accurate. Can make the throws from anywhere on the field.
Travel A caliber player.
9 - Strong arm, great throwing motion, accurate. Can make the throws from anywhere on the field.
Travel A caliber player.
8 - More accuracy than arm strength. Very good throwing motion. Can make the throws from most positions on the field.
Travel A/B caliber player.
7 - Has arm strength, not as accurate, decent throwing motion. Can scatter his throws.
Can make the majority of the throws from most of the positions on the field. Travel B cailber player.
6 - Accuracy and arm strength improving. Can make the shorter throws, occasionally a longer throw from the left side of he diamond. 
5 - Average arm strength and accuracy. Makes some of the shorter throws, has trouble throwing from the left side of the diamond.
Starting to use the correct throwing motion.
4 - Still developing the right throwing motion. Not accurate with his throws. Below average arm strength.
3 - No arm strength, no accuracy. Just starting to learn the proper throwing technique.
2 - No arm strength, no accuracy. No understanding of how to use the proper throwing motion. 
1 - No arm strength, no accuracy. No understanding of how to use the proper throwing motion. Doesn't seem to understand it enough to learn it.
 

Hitting

 

10- Outstanding hitter. Consistently makes contact, has occasional power. Knows the strike zone well. Excellent fundamentals. 
Travel  A caliber player.
9 - Excellent hitter. Consistently makes contact. Hits the ball hard, not with as much distance as above. 
Usually a hard hit ground ball or line drive. Knows the strike zone well. Excellent fundamentals. Travel A caliber player.
8 - Very good hitter. Makes contact in most at bats. 
Usually a ground ball or line drive, sometimes hard hit. Knows the strike zone well. Very nice fundamentals. Travel A/B caliber player.
7 - Good hitter. Makes contact in most at bats. Does hit the hard with consistency, but good at putting the ball in play. 
Usually a ground ball. Nice understanding of the strike zone. Very nice fundamentals. Travel B caliber player.
6 - Can make decent contact. Understands the strike zone. Doesn't hit the ball particularly hard. Still strikes out most games, but usually swinging, not looking.
5 - Average hitter with average hitting fundamentals. Starting to make more consistent contact. Basic understanding of the strike zone.
4 - Improving batting skills, makes use of most of the proper fundamentals. Usually makes contact once a game, not very hard contact, though.
Starting to understand the strike zone.
3 - Some fundamental batting skills. Will swing the bat. Not much knowledge of the strike zone. Limited contact.
2 - No fundamental batting skills. Afraid of the ball. Rare contact.
1 - No fundamental batting skills. Afraid of the ball. Doesn't swing the bat.
 

Pitching

 

10- A dominating pitcher by House league standards. Outstanding speed and control. Has the ability to pitch 3 or 4 
(Pony) shutout or near shutout innings each game. Many strikeouts, few walks. Travel A caliber player.
9 - Very nice arm, very good control. Throws consistent strikes. Not a s overpowering as a 10 rated pitcher.
Reliable 3 to 4 (Pony) inning pitcher. Does not walk many. Good hitters will make some contact. Travel A caliber player.
8 - A good House League pitcher. Accurate, throws strikes, yet not necessarily real fast. Reliable 2 to 3 inning pitcher.
Hitters will make contact, but usually not hit hard. Travel A/B caliber player.
7 - Can throw some strikes. This is usually a player that throw slow but in the strike zone or a player who throws fast but is wild. 
Will yield walks and wild pitches each outing.  Easily a player that can be counted on to pitch in House League. Travel B caliber pitcher.
6 - A beginning pitcher. Learning the fundamentals of pitching. Usually a player who gets a few innings here and there. 
5 - A player who would likes to pitch, yet is really not a pitcher. Tends to just throw rather than pitch.  
4 - Not considered a pitcher, may have pitched an inning or two for the fun of it.
3 - Not considered a pitcher, may have pitched an inning or two for the fun of it. Could not throw the ball over the plate at all.
2 - Not considered a pitcher
1 - Not considered a pitcher
 

Catcher

10- Excellent catcher, great use of fundamentals, knows how to blocks pitches, can throw out runners at 2nd and 3rd. Very strong arm.
Rarely allows a passed ball. Runners tend not to attempt to steal on him.Travel A/B caliber player.
9 - Solid catcher, very good fundamentals. Throws out runners at 3rd. 
Moves well behind the plate. Minimal passed balls. Travel A caliber player.
8 - Very reliable catcher by house league standards, a little less ability than above.  
Can throw out runners ocasionally, mostly at 3rd. Stops most pitches. Travel A/B caliber player. 
7 - Decent catcher. Still allows passed balls, but stops some bad pitches. Slightly above average arm, but not a threat to throw 
out runners. Travel B caliber player.
6 - OK catcher, beginning to understand the position. No threat to throw out runners. Still allows passed balls. Catches what comes to 
him, but does not move well for pitches that are out of the strike zone.
5 - Average catcher. No threat to throw out runners. Still allows a lot of passed balls
Tries hard. Sometimes alert and knows when runners are on base.
4 - Played an inning or two. No fundamentals, cannot catch the ball.
3 - Not considered a catcher. 
2 - Not considered a catcher. 
1 - Not considered a catcher. 

 

Knowledge of the Game

 

10- Excellent understanding of the game, pertaining to the level he is playing. A leader that helps other players on the team.
Smart baserunner. Travel A caliber player.
9 - Very good understanding of the game, pertaining to the level he is playing. Plays his position well, 
no matter whether the ball is hit to him or hit elsewhere on the field. Smart baserunner. Travel A caliber player.
8 - Good understanding of the game, pertaining to the level he is playing. Knows where to throw the ball and how to cover a base in all situations.
Good baserunner. Travel A/Bcaliber player.
7 - Generally understands the game. Usually in the right position given the situation. Normally rights the right baseball decisions. Understands how to run the bases.
Generally understand the coach's signs. Travel B caliber player.
6 - Some understanding of the game. Starting to develop consistency in knowing what to do in the game. Still prone to some mental mistakes.
5 - Has a basic understanding of what to do, but shows no consistency in his decisions. 
Average baserunner.
4 - Developing the knowledge of how to play. Plays his position OK, but does not yet understand what to do when the ball is hit elsewhere.
Fair baserunner.
3 - Starting to show some understanding, sometimes gets in the right positions.
2 - Doesn't understand baseball. 
1 - Doesn't understand baseball. Doesn't pay attention.