MESA, Ariz. —— Below, here are a series of Nick Ciuffo GIFs from the Tampa Bay Rays‘ catching prospect’s time playing for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League in October and November, 2016. GIFs shown below are a series looking at Ciuffo’s blocking mechanics from behind the plate while catching in a night game against the Mesa Solar Sox.
Nick Ciuffo GIFs
Nick Ciuffo blocking GIF #1, shown against hitter Max Schrock:
Nick Ciuffo blocking GIF #1, slow motion:
Nick Ciuffo blocking GIF #2, shown with hitter Franklin Barreto, and including a throw to second after a runner at first base attempted to move up on the pitch in the dirt:
Nick Ciuffo blocking GIF #2, slow motion:
Nick Ciuffo GIFs — get more below
As you can see (above), Ciuffo can bounce around behind the plate pretty well. You can also watch videos of him blocking, receiving, and throwing, taken during his time with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League last October and November, by clicking here, here, and here, respectively.
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