As seen in the Boston Herald and MLB Trade Rumors, more catchers are adopting a new receiving stance, "lowering one knee to the ground to give them a stronger base and allow them to better frame pitches for the umpires." The umpire gets a better view of balls and strikes but it makes it harder for the catcher to block pitches when there are runners on. According to Roenicke, "The big thing with catcher is, how many strikes are you stealing in the game? That’s how they’re compared to other catchers." Vazquez finished fifth in statcast's Runs from Extra Strikes metric last year.