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Generals of the Diamond, Baseball QB’s, Baseball’s Iron Men: The Catcher

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Is Catching the most important position?

In my opinion, you have 4 types of catchers:

The defensive-minded catcher: He can’t hit his way out of a paper bag, so why is he north of Single A? He can field the position better than most! Some examples of this sort of catcher would be (sorry guys): David Ross, Yadier Molina (even though he hit .275 in 2007), Miguel Olivo (who admittedly does have some pop in his bat), etc. The offensive minded catcher: He can hit the seems off the ball, but when it comes to fielding the position  a 90 year old grandmother would be more suited for the job! Some examples of this sort of catcher would be (sorry again guys)...

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