Chris Fee: First off, I wanted to talk about your transition from Catcher to First Baseman after you were drafted. What were some of your biggest challenges, and how did you respond to the move?
Matt Adams: The challenges were just learning the position, when to go out for cutoffs and relays, when you go out and when you stay home and the footwork around the bag. It was easier because you have to have soft hands as a catcher so the defensive side of it wasn’t too challenging because you need to scoop the ball with your hands out of the dirt. So for the most part it wasn’t too challenging, it was just a new thing that I needed to get all the instructors in the minor leagues to help you out to help get the challenges away from you.
(via Q&A: Memphis Redbirds First baseman Matthew Adams | Bus Leagues Baseball)

Chris Fee: First off, I wanted to talk about your transition from Catcher to First Baseman after you were drafted. What were some of your biggest challenges, and how did you respond to the move?

Matt Adams: The challenges were just learning the position, when to go out for cutoffs and relays, when you go out and when you stay home and the footwork around the bag. It was easier because you have to have soft hands as a catcher so the defensive side of it wasn’t too challenging because you need to scoop the ball with your hands out of the dirt. So for the most part it wasn’t too challenging, it was just a new thing that I needed to get all the instructors in the minor leagues to help you out to help get the challenges away from you.

(via Q&A: Memphis Redbirds First baseman Matthew Adams | Bus Leagues Baseball)

"Enjoying the scenery on our way to The Show"

This tumblr is associated with the website BusLeaguesBaseball.com. We thoroughly explore and openly enjoy everything that makes minor league and independent baseball sublime.

twitter.com/busleagues

view archive



Ask me anything

Submit