The pitchers-catchers camp is the brain child of Angels’ pitching coach Mike
On Monday, I recorded the Annual State of the Farm interview with Abe Flores, the Angels’ Director of Player Development. Click here to listen to the interview. (Windows Media Player required.)
One subject we discussed is a new pitchers-catchers mini-camp underway at the Angels’ minor league complex in Tempe, Arizona. The idea, developed by Angels’ pitching coach Mike Butcher, is to bring in young pitchers and catchers to teach them how to perform as major leaguers in a pressure environment. Abe said their nickname for it is “marriage counseling.”
Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register followed up today with an article about the camp. Click here to read the article.
In response to an inquiry from a fan, below are the attendees at the camp.