NESN Clubhouse: Blake Swihart Teaches You How To Block The Plate

When playing defense in baseball, the most important job is to prevent a run from scoring. One way catchers do so is by blocking the plate.

Major League Baseball has made some changes to the rules in order to keep players safer and avoid head-on collisions, but blocking the plate is still an important skill for catchers to understand. Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart took some time to teach you how to do so safely.

Check out Blake’s lesson in the video above.

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