Reply to "Pitcher wanting to catch"

RJM posted:

As someone noted there are name catchers who didn't catch until college. Bob Boone was an All American third baseman at Stanford. The Phillies made him a catcher in the minors. Blake Swihart was drafted for his athleticism and moved to catcher in the minors. 

I've seen a few middle infielders and centerfielders moved to catcher in high school. They have the hands and the arm.

Pitching and catching? Not a good idea for the arm or the legs.

RJM, the OP said there were 5 catchers and his kid was on the small side.  You and the other posters are talking about turning a highly athletic player into a catcher....I think that's a bit different than picking up the gear in 8th grade and beating out 5 guys for the job while trying to pitch.

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