Baseball Catching Tips from the Pros

Baseball Catching Tips and Instruction.

Basic to advanced catching technique from the pros

The articles on this page are written by professional baseball players to offer FREE baseball tips and instruction for catchers. All Pro Baseball Insider content contributors have played at the MLB or MiLB level.

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Pro Tips for How to Hit a Baseball

Catcher’s Stance 1 – How to protect signs to the pitcherTexas 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 SituationsThe 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 baseThis 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 MittsWhat catchers mitts do the pros use? This page is a guide to help you choose the best catchers mitt and gear for you.
How to break in a catcher’s mitt (the RIGHT way!)There’s a million BAD ideas out there on how to break in a baseball glove. Washington Nationals’ catcher Cole Leonida shares how to break in a catcher’s mitt the right way.
 SPECIAL EVENT – Catching tips video series, delivered free to your inbox. Washington Nationals catcher Cole Leonida covers catching essentials in this 8 part video series. Free for a limited time! Get the free videos

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I hope you have found these baseball 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

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Doug Bernier, founder of Pro Baseball Insider.com, debuted in the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Colorado Rockies, and has played professional baseball for 5 organizations (CO Rockies, NY Yankees, Pirates, MN Twins, & TX Rangers) over the past 16 years. He has Major League time at every infield position, and has played every position on the field professionally except for catcher. Where is he now? After batting .200 in 45 at-bats and fielding .950 during 2017 spring training with the Rangers, Doug was assigned to the Ranger's AAA team the Round Rock Express. You should click to watch this great defensive play by Bernier

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