Are you familiar with some of the new rules that will be used in the major-leagues beginning next season? They are already being used now in the Arizona Fall League.
Here are the ones to look for:
Abs balls-strikes challenge
In this challenge system, the home-plate umpire calls balls and strikes in the traditional manner, but teams can appeal to the robot ump on certain calls. Both teams start the game with three challenges. If a team challenges and wins, they keep the three challenges, if they are not right, they lose a challenge. The only person who can make the challenge is the batter, catcher or pitcher and it must be made immediately following the umpire’s call. No one in the dugout can make the challenges.
Banning the shift
In 2023 there will be no “shift” and banning the shift was also enforced at the Fall League. The infielders must have both field on the infield dirt when the pitcher is on the rubber. The rule also states that two infielders must be on either side of second base. In all these instances their feet must be entirely where they are supposed to be or they are in violation of the rule