When Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez almost picked off speedy Houston Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler during Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, he wowed a lot of people with his quick defensive instincts.
Vazquez’s defense is how he’ll really establish himself in Major League Baseball. He’s been OK at the dish in his 22 games, but behind it he’s shown a presence close to that of a veteran.
The rookie takes pride in his catching skills and he shows no mercy, telling NESN’s Gary Striewski, “I like to throw everybody out.”
Hear more from Vazquez in the video above.
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