What’s it like to try to pitch-frame a 100-mph fastball?


Pitch-framing is becoming increasingly studied as analysts (and teams) try to determine how much defensive value can be gained by a catcher that goes beyond throwing out runners and calling a good game.

Dan Anderson, who’s one half of the “No Juice Podcast” along with Parker Hageman of Twins Daily, put on some catcher’s gear and attempted to pitch frame a 100-mph fastball.

It did not go well:

There’s apparently another video coming soon of Hageman trying to hit a 100-mph fastball, which I’m sure goes equally poorly.