I am currently translating a novel called もしドラ by 岩崎夏海, upon checking through again, I've come across this baseball related term 野手の要 that initially I thought meant 'the fielder, Yoshi':
??, the catcher, Kashiwagi Jiro, said this:
I can see now that this is a specific baseball term, but after researching at length, I can't find a satisfactory translation.
Many thanks in advance!