Whenever we talk about getting Victor Caratini more starts behind the plate, it’s usually with respect to getting more rest for Willson Contreras or getting his switch-hitting bat in the lineup. Rarely, it’s because of his defense, which is something Contreras is (far) more known for. Not today.
In the bottom of the second inning with a runner on first base, Caratini made an excellent play, going full-extension on a failed bunt popped-up behind the plate for a crucial second out.
Check it out:
That's what catchers do. pic.twitter.com/3AaP6koRnC
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That’s just fantastic reflexes, hand-eye coordination, and athleticism right there. Victor Caratini is good.