You don’t have to be a big baseball fan to appreciate this ridiculous catch by Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.
In yesterday’s game against the Mets, Puig used his blinding speed to cover a huge amount of ground before laying out and making a sick backhand grab. Puig is the best athlete in baseball, and his prowess was on full display here.
Not only does Puig make a beeline to this ball that most players in the league could only dream of making, but then he lays out and somehow – somehow – makes the catch. The announcer sounds like he can't believe his eyes at first.
This is an instant catch of the year nominee:
The Cuban refugee is dominating for the Dodgers this season. He’s hitting .331 with 10 homeruns and 37 RBI’s, all while making plays like this one in the field.