A friend has a HS kid that is a very good HS hitter and is trying to get him recruited as a catcher. I watched him in I/O and thought he looked decent. Ok arm and received the ball well. Then I saw him not even attempt to block balls with no runners on. Just picking them. So then as the game went on, several more pick attempts and runners were taking free bases. The dad doesn't seem to think his lack of blocking desire and ability will have an impact since he is such a good hitter.
Is the dad right? I can definitely see the kid getting some looks because of the bat, but I've never seen even a HS catcher not at least trying to block balls.