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Throwing Out Baserunners - Catching
Throwing Out Baserunners
A lot of the time bases are stolen off of pitchers. Either they are too slow to home or the runner knows that they don't have a good pick off move and can get a better jump. Other than that, it is your job as the catcher to get the baserunner out if he tries to steal. You want to focus on being able to catch the baseball, pop up, throw the baseball, and get it to the second baseman in under 2 seconds. This may be tough but here are some tips to help you.
Although you are trying to be as quick as possible at getting the ball down to second, you want to be sure that you catch the baseball and don't try to transfer too quick. Be sure your throwing hand is close to the glove so the least amount of movement is needed to put your hand in th