This reminds me a little of that famous Ozzie Smith play from the 70’s where he dives and barehands a bad hop. Simmons doesn’t need to dive here, but he reacts so quickly to this bad hop that it almost doesn’t look difficult at all. I love how the Padres announcer says “oh, gimme a break.”
Your pitching staff will buy you steaks when you play center like this.
Sleepy Defense + Hustle = Awesomeness
No matter how Mike Trout’s career ends up, he will always have a good argument for being the best young position player the game has ever seen. He’s already got more fWAR through his age 22 season than anybody else, and now he’s on the verge of accumulating the most rWAR too.