The S.L.I.D.E. - Youth Baseball Podcast
The S.L.I.D.E. - Youth Baseball Podcast
13 - Behind the Plate with Kalani Martinez: A Catcher's Story

In this episode, Coaches Allie, Jenn, and Aaron sit down with superstar catcher Kalani Martinez, an 11-year-old from San Antonio, Texas. Kalani is a human highlight reel for young and older catchers alike, and he shares his passion for playing baseball and his love for the catcher position.

Kalani looks up to St. Cardinals legend and future Hall of Famer, Yadier Molina, and talks about how he emulates Molina’s work ethic and dedication to the game. He also shares his daily routine with his dad and how he works to improve his skills as a catcher.

The coaches and Kalani discuss the importance of being a great teammate and how Kalani’s pitchers love having him behind the plate. Despite his young age, Kalani is focused on continuing to learn and grow as a player.

If you’re a fan of baseball or just love hearing from young athletes with a passion for the game, this episode is a must-listen.

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