The "Posey Rule" has been part of baseball since the 2014 MLB season. The original rule, 7.08(b), was reinterpreted in part due to a collision between Scott Cousins and Buster Posey in 2011. That collision resulted in Posey missing the majority of that season due to a broken ankle sustained in that collision. In early… Continue reading The Posey Rule
Catchers must learn good stance (primary & secondary) in order to receive, block and throw effectively.
We talk so much about receiving the pitch as a catcher, it seems maybe the position should be called "Receiver" instead of Catcher. Regardless, receiving is the most important skill a catcher must learn. Blocking and throwing are also critical skills for a catcher to learn and master but, those skills are called upon less… Continue reading Proper Receiving