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Another Blown Save wrote:This is actually quite simple.
If a kid throws left-handed and has a great shoulder, chances are that he'll learn to pitch rather then catch.
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.
abc11435 wrote:If you throw left handed, wouldnt it be hard to thrwo out a runner at 3rd base? I mean you almost never have to snap throw to 1st...
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