About Gold Glove Defense

Behind the Fungo

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Baseball Coaching Guide to Developing high impact Infielders

Perry Hill’s Infield System is developed from the hard work of over 35 seasons in professional baseball. The foundation of the system breaks fielding down into six teachable steps: The 6Fs of Fielding. On top of that, this infield system covers all aspects of baseball defense in its 82-page manual. Perry, along with Joe Espinosa, bring you Gold Glove Defense so you can elevate your team’s defense to a Gold Glove standard.

Over 60 Years of Combined Coaching Experience

Experts in the Infield

Perry Hill Mariners infield coach crop

Perry 'Bone' Hill

Seattle Mariners Infield/1B Coach
Founder Gold Glove Defense

Bone is commonly referred to as one of the best infield coaches in Major League Baseball. Over his 25+ seasons in MLB, he has instructed players at all four infield positions to nine Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. In addition, his teams have set multiple MLB fielding records in each of the last three decades. GoldGloveDefense.com is proud to offer you the same infield defense system that helped the 2016 Miami Marlins set a MLB record with 28 straight error-free games.

A System Proven In MLB

  • Current Seattle Mariners infield coach
  • 26 years as a Major League coach
  • 35 years in professional baseball
  • Coached nine Gold Glove winners
  • 2017 MLB Network “Infield Coach of the Year”
  • 2017 Marlins led MLB with .988 fielding percentage (team record)
  • 2017 Marlins led MLB with fewest errors (team record)
  • 2016 Marlins set MLB record with 28 straight error-free games
  • 2014 Boston Globe Survey of MLB Executives and Coaches “Best Infield Coach”
  • 2009 Pirates led MLB in fielding
  • 2004 All-Star Game coach
  • 2003 World Series Champion with Marlins
  • 1997 Detroit Tigers are the only team to ever go from last to first in consecutive seasons in fielding percentage

Effective Instruction

Time Tested

Perry’s teams have led MLB fielding percentage in three different decades.

Detroit Tigers

.985 FPCT

Pittsburgh Pirates

.988 FPCT

Miami Marlins

.988 FPCT

Coach Joe Espinosa

Joe Espinosa

Owner of Espinosa Baseball
Director of Gold Glove Defense Content
Coordinator of 6Fs Camps

Joe Espinosa has nearly 30 years of experience teaching baseball fundamentals to players of all levels. He served as the Recruiting Coordinator and an Assistant Baseball Coach at Amherst College. Coach Espinosa is also a former Pro Scout. Built on fundamentally sound baseball techniques, Coach Espinosa offers Private Instruction, Group Training, Camps and Clinics and Team Instruction. He is the curator of content on GoldGloveDefense.com and is a coordinator of 6Fs camps.

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