“Very intelligent, you can tell that he’s applied his intelligence to his craft,” La Russa said. “In all directions. We’re talking about the catching side. He takes every piece of it, whether it’s the receiving, the calling, the blocking. (Coach) Jerry Narron made a comment at the meeting (Thursday) morning that Yasmani has one of the best framing numbers in years. And you can see, he gets his glove to every part of the strike zone, and that’s hard to do.