When you’ve spent your entire life around the game, it’s natural to assume that you’ll pick things up fast and put them to good use on the field.
Those expectations have been met and exceeded by Raleigh, whose uncle played in the Minor Leagues for many years, and whose father played and coached college baseball.
The third-round pick in the 2018 Draft from Florida State, the catcher hit 29 home runs in his first full season of professional baseball and led all Minor League catchers in that category.
Raleigh has long been known as an offensive-minded catcher, and the raw power he displayed while playing for the Seminoles has followed him to the major leagues.
However, his great raw strength is evident on both sides of the plate because of his command of the strike zone. All fields are open to him, but he has a better chance of locating the seats on the left side.
He’s improved his defense much further. Aside from the fact that he has to improve his technique and his throwing arm, he has a high level of accuracy and threw out about 30 percent of base stealers in 2019.
Raleigh was able to use the knowledge he gained from attending a program called GCU (Game Calling University) to his game, becoming an above-average receiver with exceptional framing abilities after going.
Raleigh, a natural leader who gets along well with his pitching staff, is developing into a legitimate contender for the starting job in the major leagues.
How Tall Is Cal Raleigh?
Cal Raleigh stands at a height of 1.91 m.