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    Left handed catcher

    My daughter is left handed catcher, needs something similar to:

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    Adult Medium. She's young catcher catching hi level pitching. I can't find any left hand throw or right hand gloves. Any options are appreciated.



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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Is lefthanded catchers common in softball? I don't think I ever saw one playing baseball for 15 years.


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    Re: Left handed catcher

    U could always ask Mackey Sasser he may have an extra one lying around.


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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Is lefthanded catchers common in softball? I don't think I ever saw one playing baseball for 15 years.
    They can't make a sweeping tag on a throw from the OF because they'd have to catch the throw on a backhand in order to see the runner. They also would have a tougher time throwing out runners stealing third.


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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Is lefthanded catchers common in softball? I don't think I ever saw one playing baseball for 15 years.

    My sons team played a town with a lefty just last week. JV level. With mostly right handed batters, any base throw was a little tougher it seemed.



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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    They can't make a sweeping tag on a throw from the OF because they'd have to catch the throw on a backhand in order to see the runner. They also would have a tougher time throwing out runners stealing third.
    This is extremely overrated. The real reason that there are only right handed catchers is because there are only right handed catchers.



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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by jkclone View Post
    This is extremely overrated. The real reason that there are only right handed catchers is because there are only right handed catchers.
    I figure it's because most leftys either are made into pitchers or first basemen.



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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Lefty catchers in softball are moe common now. There are obstacles similar to playing shortstop . You just need to overcome . Still looking for wrist support - hand protection. I'll check out the above product



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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Is lefthanded catchers common in softball? I don't think I ever saw one playing baseball for 15 years.
    there are very few left-handed catchers for practical reasons. the best left-handed hitting catcher of this generation, joe mauer, threw righty behind the plate. i played catcher throughout my baseball career as a righty so hopefully this helps.

    most throws to a base are to first or second (teams rarely try and steal third) and being a righty is better with this angle.

    it's easier to block the plate for a run coming home with a right hander than a left hander.

    there are fewer lefty gloves so the position naturally goes to righties at younger levels of baseball.

    it isn't until the little league ages that left or right hand starts to matter skill-wise and by then lefties are either made first baseman or pitcher. there are far more young kids that are right handed and by the time kids start getting "weeded out" the lefties have already been assigned positions.


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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    there are very few left-handed catchers for practical reasons. the best left-handed hitting catcher of this generation, joe mauer, threw righty behind the plate. i played catcher throughout my baseball career as a righty so hopefully this helps.

    most throws to a base are to first or second (teams rarely try and steal third) and being a righty is better with this angle.

    it's easier to block the plate for a run coming home with a right hander than a left hander.

    there are fewer lefty gloves so the position naturally goes to righties at younger levels of baseball.

    it isn't until the little league ages that left or right hand starts to matter skill-wise and by then lefties are either made first baseman or pitcher. there are far more young kids that are right handed and by the time kids start getting "weeded out" the lefties have already been assigned positions.
    This is the part that bothers me. People are far to worried about this type of stuff way to early.



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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by jkclone View Post
    This is the part that bothers me. People are far to worried about this type of stuff way to early.
    totally agree - i hate the singular focus on one sport these days.


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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    totally agree - i hate the singular focus on one sport these days.
    This one particularly strikes me, because I always liked to catch, but had issues getting a glove and coaches to let me.



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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    there are very few left-handed catchers for practical reasons. the best left-handed hitting catcher of this generation, joe mauer, threw righty behind the plate. i played catcher throughout my baseball career as a righty so hopefully this helps.

    most throws to a base are to first or second (teams rarely try and steal third) and being a righty is better with this angle.

    it's easier to block the plate for a run coming home with a right hander than a left hander.

    there are fewer lefty gloves so the position naturally goes to righties at younger levels of baseball.

    it isn't until the little league ages that left or right hand starts to matter skill-wise and by then lefties are either made first baseman or pitcher. there are far more young kids that are right handed and by the time kids start getting "weeded out" the lefties have already been assigned positions.
    Ya I caught too, so I knew this stuff for the most part. Was just kind of curious if softball was for some reason different. Seems like trying to square peg a round hole, when lefties have natural advantages at other positions.


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    Re: Left handed catcher

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    totally agree - i hate the singular focus on one sport these days.
    It truly is wrecking sports at smaller schools. The local HS has 2-3 families with all girls that will badmouth everything but basketball, will run other sports in the ground so they can get girls to quit them so they can form AAU teams for basketball.



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