Catching Tips, Technique and Strategy
Yankee Catcher and B-I.com author, P.J. Piliterre. Photo by Frank Lauri.
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|Catcher’s Stance 1 – How to protect signs to the pitcher
||Texas Ranger’s catcher Matt Treanor offers expert advice on the proper catcher stance and how to protect signs to the pitcher.
|Catcher’s Stance 2 – Blocking Situations
||The catchers ready stance (also called blocking stance) is used anytime a runner is on base or there is 2 strikes on a hitter. These are blocking situations and you need to be in the most athletic position possible to keep the ball in front of you.
|Catcher’s Stance 3 – No one on base
||This stance happens after you give your signs to the pitcher and he is ready to pitch the ball home. There are 6 steps to follow that will get you in the perfect catchers stance for no one on base and less than 2 strikes.
|Best Catchers Mitts
||What catchers mitts do the pros use? This page is a guide to help you choose the best catchers mitt and gear for you.
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I hope you have found these articles and catching tips from Matt Treanor to be helpful. If you have topic suggestions, questions or feedback, I invite you to leave a comment below. Play hard! - Doug Bernier