Catcher Groin Cups - Stop Taking Risks With Poor Protection
Baseball catchers stand in harm’s way every time a pitch is thrown. Not only does average pitch velocity get higher as you progress through high school and collegiate sports, but the movement on pitches grows as well. For instance, D1 pitchers may throw over 90 mph, but their slider will also have a nastier break than lower-tier pitchers. Risks to catchers may include:
- 1. The sheer velocity of a fastball passing under your glove
- 2. Getting “crossed up” because of miscommunication with a pitcher
- 3. Incredible amount of movement on breaking pitches causes additional risk
- 4. Foul tips - you can’t control these at all
As a catcher in any level of baseball, there is no reason to use a cheap athletic cup made out of thin plastic. Think about it this way - the costs associated with surgery, rehab, and/or loss of reproductive function are much higher.
Athletic Baseball Cups For Other Position Players
There’s a reason Cal Ripken Jr. protected his groin with a metal cup. You are only 90 feet away from the batter, and a 100 MPH line drive will reach you in a split second. Pitchers are also in harm’s way every time a batter swings; at 60 feet of distance, they don’t have time to react to a hit with high exit velocity.
Truthfully, it’s foolish for any infielder to play baseball without a protective cup. Outfielders can catch bad bounces as well - all it takes is one unlucky misplay and your season is over.
Baseball players have sustained serious testicular injuries during pick-off attempts at first base, while batting, while sliding into home plate, and many other scenarios, so the wise thing to do is to purchase a NutShellz® cup and wear it to every single game and practice.