While horrific injuries, like the one suffered by Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, that arise from collisions at the plate, they remain very rare. Which doesn’t prevent much wailing and calls for rule changes to protect the unsuspecting catchers of the world should an unlikely injury take place. These calls get louder and louder with each subsequent injury.
There is another side to this debate, however. Some of these men, cloaked in the Tools of Ignorance, can handle themselves quite nicely. Here is Diamondbacks recent draft pick Stryker Trahan (pronounced, no joke, Traw-HAW) taking a hit at the plate in an Arizona League Rookie ball game. I think we can all agree TRAWHAW comes out ahead in this collision with some poor Mariners prospect.
Hat tip to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic