Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:I believe the rationale there has always been that there are more right handed batters, and it is tougher for a left handed catcher to come up throwing with a right handed batter in the box.
That being said, I've never quite bought this. Clearly catchers do manage to throw when a left-handed guy is up, and I've always found it hard to believe it would be a big deal in practice. But at least when I was a kid, they definitely discouraged any lefty from trying to play catcher.
Yeah, but at the Little League level, the majority of players are right-handed. At the higher level of baseball it might not be a big factor when throwing guys out at second, but it definitely makes it more difficult at the lower levels.