This video has been our most popular YouTube video by far... I thought I'd give you all a bonus post this week! Usually we just post on Monday's but here's a great video with some blocking drills you can practice over the weekend.
I hear this question all the time and hear some exaggerated answers being thrown out. The truth is, if your catcher is lazy... it's because he's lazy. Having knee savers attached to your calves isn't going make you a lazy catcher, just like not having knee savers won't make you a hard worker. The other reason knee savers don't make you lazy, the secondary stance. A secondary stance is the catching stance we take with runners on or with two strikes on a hitter. Whether you hav
https://www.hittrax.com/CaseStudies?caseStudyName=POI For those of you that are currently doing any training in the hitting department with us, you've heard us talk about the importance of getting the arms extended and hitting the ball out in front. Here is a great case study done by HitTrax with some data that shows the importance of hitting the ball out in front.
There's nothing better than throwing a runner out, it's probably my favorite part of catching and I'm sure it's most catchers favorite part. While it is an important part of our skill set, it gets too much hype. The team with the most steal attempts per game in the MLB... The Tampa Bay Rays with an average of 1.1 attempts per game. Check this article for the other stats: click here The average amount of pitches thrown per game is around 146 pitches (click here) I couldn't fin
The power V position is a major check point with all our video analysis. The quicker you can get the ball into the throwing slot, the quicker your release times. And that's what getting into the "power V" position does. It shortens the distance we have to go to get loaded up to throw, the closer you get to 90 degs and beyond the longer you take to get ready to throw. To get into the power V position we want to take the ball from our exchange at the chest straight up into the
Everybody loves pop times and I do too. But it doesn't matter if you a throw a 1.8, if it ends up in the outfield. The average MLB pop time is 2.01! So, before you make your YouTube video proclaiming you throw a sub 2.0, remember how elite that throwing time is. Tyler Flowers, who played over 50% of the 162 games for the Braves, averaged a 2.14 pop time to 2nd base. So, while having a solid arm behind the dish is great, being accurate is what will make the difference. With th