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Paul is a probably the best person to listen to, but I will put my two cents in.
1. Besides being soft, there is a lot of dead space in the image. Also, the horizon is off a bit. Now, if this was tighter, and sharper, I have a lot of parents at this level that would buy this shot.
2. Yes, the fence sucks, but I am guessing that this was a grab, and I actually like it. I would like it more without the fence, but there are times when you just are in the wrong place at the right time.
3. I disagree with Paul here. There is something about this shot that I like. Playing catcher (when I was a LOT younger note: started at catcher, moved to center, finished in high school at short stop), I like the look on the catchers face, and I like the batter. That being said, it is missing something. Or, to be more accurate, it has too much of something. Too much separation between the batter and the catcher. Potentially changing position down the fence/line a bit to change the angle would give the illusion that the catcher and batter are closer. I think this one would not work if you were tight on just a player (either one). I can see why Paul does not like this, but I can also see how a parent would like this. It could be better, but it could be a lot worse.
4. Yes, the fence distracts some, but the angle distracts more. This is a toss up for me.
5. A little tighter would make this one real nice.
6. Unlike Paul, I do not like this one. Too much dead space at the top, and the look on his face is boarder line "I am about to cry" or "you caught me with my hand in the cookie jar."
Now, I am going to make some assumptions. You did not have field access. Whether it be because they had a photographer there, or you just did not want to walk out on the field, or they would not give you access, that is understandable. And I applaud you on shooting from the outside. Too many parents with cameras will just walk onto fields to shoot without regard for anyone, including themselves. That being said, shooting from the stands/outside the fence, these are not terrible in my opinion. Doing a favor for neighbors, they will probably be happy, but not ecstatic like they would if you gave them Paul Alesse quality photos.
Now, if you take what everyone here has said, and apply it the next time you shoot baseball, you will see improvement.