Job requirements: Must have a background as a catcher
and be available for any pitcher who wants to throw a ball at you.
The latter occurrence was almost as significant as the first and is a key part of why little has been able to cool the Philadelphia Phillies catcher
Molina led American League catchers
in throwing out attempted base stealers (42 percent) and is lauded by both pitchers and coaches for his ability to call a game.
will blink as the pitcher releases the ball, or as it arrives at the plate, or every time the hitter swings.
It made for a tricky situation for the Dodgers, since they carry only two catchers
Coaching point: We like our catchers
to wear a long-sleeved shirt to conceal his elbow position and forearm movement.
With an abundance of healthy catchers
and room in the outfield, right field became the right spot for Fick.
One of the East's other catchers
, Nicole Delfino of Hart of Newhall, is sidelined with a knee injury, leaving Canyon's Nicole Lepine as the only catcher
And Molina leads all American League catchers
having thrown out 50 percent (23 of 46) would-be basestealers.
We've funneled it down to three different looks,'' Scioscia said, adding that every roster possibility includes a 10-man pitching staff and three catchers
and coaches will not agree with me, but a catcher
has to be just as concerned with what he does behind the plate as with what he does alongside the plate.
The outfielders can be in one group, the middle fielders in another, and the corner infielders and catchers
in a third group.
We think he's ready,'' said coach George Horton, who has eight catchers
on his preseason roster.
Two other catchers
remain in big-league camp, but the Dodgers are expected to either trade, waive or release David Ross sometime in the next week, and non-roster invitee Mike Rose was never a candidate to make the club.
You should train your catchers
to be aware of the time element between pitches.