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Anthony Vontobel
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  • Mount Kisco, NY
  • United States
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Jun 18
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Jun 18
Anthony Vontobel replied to Spencer Trayner's discussion 3 pitch mix
"I would say depending on the age, but build mechanics, and command of your fastball, mixing between 4 and 2 seam followed by a change up. Being able to throw at any count then go for the 3rd pitch."
Jun 16
Anthony Vontobel replied to RodChapman's discussion One of my favorite questions to ask about hitting, How would Ted Williams do hitting today's pitchers?
"Yes some of the mechanics have changed, but the principle still stands. You Throw the ball, you catch the ball & you hit the ball. Now if you put anyone of the greats in this this era, with almost certainty they would put up the same numbers and…"
Mar 5
Anthony Vontobel replied to Jim Hawkins's discussion Small Wooden Bat Makers
"Bear Valley Bats Bear valley I have 2 of their shellbark hickory bats, very heavy but great bats. Depending on the wood picked $100-300 fully custom bat takes about 3 weeks"
Mar 5
Anthony Vontobel commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group MSBL/MABL
"Kagan switched leagues this year ?"
Mar 2
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Profile Information

P, C
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
pull, contact hitter
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Groundball & Strikeout with Left Handed Pitcher throwing a heavy movement 2 & 4 Seam Fastballs in low to mid 80's with a tight break Knucklecurve as well as a sharp movement Vulcan Changeup.
I currently:
Play Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, College, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Ken Griffey Jr. for having the Smoothest Swing in baseball
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Andy Pettite people telling me my throwing looks like his
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
Love playing and watching baseball, anytime can help out a teammate with their game all the better. It's a game played and perfected by kids messed up by Adults.

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Why Is There Currently No Left Handed Catchers In the MLB

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 10:17am 10 Comments

I am currently playing in a Adult MSBL League In Westchester County NY and I am the primary catcher, and also pitcher for my team. Its the first time I am doing so in a few years because I was pushed out of the position when I went to high school and always felt the reasons were just not valid. I feel for certain positions yes a right handed player is better suited for it but I would like to hear your thoughts on this topic. Here is a link to an artical on the last professional left handed…


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At 11:54am on July 18, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Anthony!

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At 10:31am on July 14, 2011, Bill Stanton said…
Anthony-  Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making
new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

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