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These are some baseball terms starting with the letter P. It will be updated from time to time.
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'P' Baseball Terminology

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Baseball TermDescription
Pace of PlayA term used by the Commissioner's office mostly to reference the speed at which the game is played. Not the same as Time of Game, the pace refers more to the frequency of action and the reduction of time between plays
Papa SlamThe newer term for a Grand Slam home run (Home run with the bases loaded)
PEDPerformance Enhancing Drugs. Usually refers to steroids known to improve physical performance.
Pennant RaceThe portion of the season (Late August + September) where teams are in the final stretch of the season and trying to secure a playoff spot. The Pennant refers to winning the league.
Perfect GameA pitcher who retires all 27 batters he faces in a game.
PFPPitcher's Fielding Practice, an acroynym used by pitchers to describe the Spring Training drills pitchers do to reinforce their fielding skills and covering first base on grounders to the right side
Phantom tagWhen a fielder gives the illusion of tagging a baserunner, resulting in umpire calling the runner out with the (lazy) assumption that since the ball beat the runner, he it out. But less likely since instant replay
Piching LineUsually refers to the boxscore stats such as Innings, Hits, Runs, Earned Runs, Walks and Strikeouts. Read aloud in the pressbox or broadcaster once a player has left the game.
PickoffWhen a runner is leading off a base, the pitcher can throw over in an attempt to either keep him close, or get him out. If he is out, it is scored as a pickoff
Pitch AroundA term used for when a pitcher is unwilling to give the batter a good pitch, instead throwing tougher pitches outside or near the strike zone in an effort to get the batter to chase.
Pitch ClockA countdown clock used to enforce pace of play by capping the number of seconds between pitches for a pitcher
PivotOn a double play, the fielder (2B or SS) at second base receives the ball, pivots and throws to first base
PlateAnother term for home plate, the base where the batter stands.
PlatoonWhen a team uses multiple (usually 2) players to cover a position over a period of time where the player that starts is based on a certain criteria. Most commonly, whether they are facing a LHP or RHP. Usually the Righty batter will face the lefty pitcher and vice versa
Pop TimeThe timing used by the industry to measure the amount of time it takes for a catcher to catch a pitch and throw to a base. The Pop time is measured by statcast as catchers mitt to the glove as if at the center of the intended base. In lower levels, it is more likely glove to glove.
Popup SlideA runner slides into the base and in one motion, his foot against the base propels him into a standing position.
Power HitterA batter who hits home runs and doubles regularly and who has a higher percentage of hits for more than 1 base.
Productive OutA batter making an out with a ball in play where runners advance. The productive part of the descrption insinuates he didn't reduce the scoring possibility of his team by as much he would have had runners stayed in the same place
Professional HitterA term used for a batter who fits an odd criteria of a long career of success as a hitter, with little use as a position player, minimal speed and who seems to always land on his feet on the bench of an MLB team as only a hitter.
ProspectA player who is considered to have possibility of a future Major Leaguer and who has not exhausted his rookie season in the Majors. Prospect rankings is a common off-season occurance.
Baseball TermDescription
Pull hitterA player who has a tendency to hit the ball on the same side of the plate he stands. A right-handed pull hitter hits the ball to LF while a left-handed pull hitter this the ball to RF more often
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