Catching & Fielding / Relaxed Stance for Catchers
by Josh Paul
Josh Paul is former Major League catcher with Chicago Cubs and White Sox. Currently manager of the Class A short-season Staten Island Yankees.
Coach Josh Paul describes the proper body positioning by the catcher that allows them to receive the ball wherever it is thrown. By being in a relaxed stance, the catcher puts themselves in a position to react to a pitch thrown in any location and be able to receive the ball with soft hands.