Sometimes, you just don’t challenge the man behind the plate.
Stealing bases in baseball is an art form. At the highest level of play it doesn’t require just speed, but also timing, guts, awareness and a little bit of luck.
But sometimes, even the perfect mix of those ingredients doesn’t matter if the catcher behind the plate has a cannon of an arm or has the most dexterous hands.
Some catchers will gun down even the speediest of runners if they are dumb enough to attempt a stolen base.
You can run on these men, but they will make you pay. Here are the five catchers in the big leagues who you don’t want to run on.
All statistics via ESPN.