I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the Kansas City Royals are pretty nifty at defense. In the first inning of their Thursday night game against the Marlins, Dee Gordon drilled a ball up the middle that looked like a sure hit for the speedster, only to have Raul Mondesi make a sensational throw against his body for the out.
That was just a prelude to what may be the defensive play of the year. Christian Yelich launched a deep fly to center, seemingly a home run. But Jarrod Dyson had other plans.
The realest since @mrzoombiya: https://t.co/cQM4at5rwq https://t.co/N7SMqVe7IE— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 25, 2016
The catch immediately brought back memories of legendary Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr.
Who wore it better? #Royals pic.twitter.com/MKgbYDY9jv— Andrew Curtis (@AndrewCurtis24) August 25, 2016
Just how great was that?
First Step: 0.1 seconds— Daren Willman (@darenw) August 25, 2016
Distance covered: 98ft
Route efficiency: 95.8%
Top speed: 19.8 MPH
Even the Marlins had to show respect.
.@Royals pic.twitter.com/mDUK0maTE7— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) August 25, 2016
Gotta hand it to Edinson Volquez. He’s such a team player for allowing his teammates to make highlight reel catches all over the field!