CAAtching REPRESENTING THE GAME'S BEST RECEIVERS

CAA’s experience in representing catchers, including in their post-playing careers, is second to none.

This expertise is best demonstrated through four case studies

MIKE REDMOND

13-Year Major League Career, 2003 World Series Champion, Current Colorado Rockies Bench Coach

As one of the most respected players in the game, Mike parlayed his knack for working with pitchers, ability to stay sharp when not playing every day and willingness to accept a backup role into a 13-year big-league career and nearly $9,000,000 in career earnings.

But Mike stayed in the game after his final season (2010), and after just two seasons managing in the low minors with the Blue Jays, he was hired by the Marlins (where he spent most of his playing career) to manage the Major League team.

He was recently brought in by the Colorado Rockies as bench coach under new manager Bud Black. "We believe that Mike is a great fit for our staff," Black said. "He brings a lot of intensity and a strong work ethic, and as a great communicator, he is able to connect well with players. Mike is a solid teacher with a catcher's experience, viewpoint and perspective. I am really looking forward to working with Mike."

BRIAN SCHNEIDER

13-Year Major League career, 2006 WBC Team USA member, Current Catching coach, Miami Marlins

In his 13-year MLB career with the Expos, Nationals, Mets and Phillies, Brian threw out 36 percent of opposing base stealers, ranking 30th in Major League history in that category and twice leading the NL.

Mike played in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, caught a ceremonial first pitch from then-President George W. Bush with Washington opened its new stadium and was behind the plate for Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 756th career homer.

Like Mike Redmond, Brian moved seamlessly into the dugout, as a Marlins Class A manager in 2014-15. The Marlins hired him in 2016 as their Major League catching coach.

J.T. REALMUTO

Catcher, Miami Marlins, 5th-most valuable catcher in baseball over past two seasons by FanGraphs WAR

In helping Brian Schneider get to the Marlins, CAA also worked to the benefit of J.T., who was already the Miami catcher. J.T. had an impressive rookie season in 2015, hitting .259 with seven triples, most for any catcher since 1979.

His offense took another step forward in 2016, as he batted .303. Just as significant was his defensive development under Schneider’s tutelage, as he improved his metrics in “pitch framing” – the ability to get his pitcher the benefit of borderline calls.

BUSTER POSEY

Catcher, San Francisco Giants, 2010 National League Rookie of the Year, 2012 National League MVP, 4-time All-Star, 3-time Silver Slugger, 2016 Gold Glover. 3-time World Series Champion

Buster’s success on the field – Rookie of the Year, MVP, three World Series rings – has made him one of the top players in baseball. CAA has leveraged his success by negotiating a record nine-year, $167,000,000 contract (highest guarantee ever for a player with fewer than three years of service and longest deal ever for a catcher).

Buster's success has also made him one of the biggest faces in baseball, which CAA has helped him capitalize on by creating an off-field portfolio that is the envy of all others in the game (including deals with DirecTV, Under Armour, Rawlings, New Era, BODYARMOR and Toyota).

Most recently, CAA helped Buster establish the Buster Posey Family Foundation to fight pediatric cancer. Through CAA connections, the foundation partnered with New Era to create a special-edition Buster Posey Pediatric Cancer Awareness 9Forty baseball cap, with proceeds from sales going to support treatment and research.

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