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Brian Serven Takes Pride in his Pitch Receiving Ability

Brian Serven Takes Pride in his Pitch Receiving Ability

May 3, 2024

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Catcher Brian Serven takes pride in his ability to receive pitches behind the plate.

“I think my best skill has always been receiving, catching the baseball and showing it to the umpire,” stated Serven. “That is something I’ve gotten a lot better at and take pride in.”

And that skill is being put to good use during the 2024 season.

Breaking spring camp with the big club, Serven had the opportunity to catch Yusei Kikuchi’s first game of the season.

“I worked with Kikuchi a lot during spring training and I caught his first start of the season,” said Serven. “He really gets after it and competes. I enjoy working with him.”

Optioned to Buffalo on April 15th, Serven has been on a tear offensively since being assigned to Triple-A.

Currently slashing .375/.500/.688 with an OPS of 1.188 after 16 at-bats; Serven talks about the evolution of his plate approach since turning pro.

“I think it has gotten better and better year by year,” explained Serven. “I think if you stick to your approach throughout the entire game, week, or season; whatever it may be, I think you’ll be more successful than not. So, yeah, it has continued to grow and get better.”

Serven feels the Bisons’ have a talented roster all-around, “Very talented team,” said Serven. “A lot of good arms, pretty good offense with a lot of good hitters, too. I think overall we’re a very talented team, and when we put it all together, it’s tough to beat us and I’m going to contribute to that.”

Be sure to follow Brian Serven, as he continues to work hard at both phases of the game.