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Catcher Christopher Bec Working Hard Behind the Dish

Bec is working hard at both phases of the game

Catcher Christopher Bec Working Hard Behind the Dish

April 25, 2019

Photo credit: UMaine Athletics

Photo credit: UMaine Athletics

 

Catcher Christopher Bec is working hard at improving both phases of his game, as he looks to become better at his challenging position.

Focusing primarily on his defensive game since turning pro last June, Bec is happy with his progression.

“I’ve made huge strides with my defensive game,” explained Bec. “Being able to work with such a great group allows you to try different things to find out what works for you. I feel like a completely different person behind the plate than I did a couple months ago.”

That hard work is showing in the early stages of his season with the high-A Dunedin Blue Jays. Currently maintaining a .963 fielding percentage in 40 2/3 innings behind the dish; Bec has done more than just man his position from that standpoint, as he has also thrown out two potential base stealers in six attempts.

But that’s not the only thing Bec takes pride in at his position, as he really enjoys helping his pitchers achieve their goals.

“Working with a professional pitching staff is the best,” said Bec. “Learning from your pitchers and understanding how to help them achieve their goals is great. I take serious pride in that.”

Starting out a little slow at the plate, Bec is currently 2-for-17 in Dunedin. But despite the slow start, Bec is confident in his plate approach moving forward.

“I feel great at the plate. I just need to find some holes, that’s all,” stated Bec. “My coaches have helped me understand the type of hitter I am and I’m sticking with my approach. I’m not trying to do too much. Barrels and line drives, and the hits will come.”

Be sure to follow Christopher Bec’s progression this season and for years to come, as he continues to improve both phases of his game in the Toronto Blue Jays system.