Catchers: The Transfer on a Low Pitch

The transfer is what makes or breaks the clean release of a pop time. Like I have mentioned before the transfer is more of a revolving door action instead of a catch and bring back to your ear then grab the ball. Also, you want to start the transfer wherever you catch it. If it is low start the transfer low. if it is high, start the transfer high. Precious time is wasted if not. The release time is all about how quick you can get the ball into your hand and into the air to 2nd base.

Here is a great example of a low transfer done by Alex Avila when he was with the Detroit Tigers.

Key Points to look at: 1.) Watch how the transfer is already starting (the revolving door) low and working its way to no more than the middle of the chest. 2.) The feet shift around the glove when it is low which is how you want to do it. This helps you stay down during your throw instead of standing straight up then going.

The release time is all about how quick you can get the ball into your hand and into the air to 2nd base.

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