Byron Buxton is one of the best defensive center fielders in Major League Baseball, and plays like this ridiculous catch against the Cleveland Indians is the reason why.
Carlos Santana just got robbed of extra bases. One hell of a catch by Byron Buxton. pic.twitter.com/gqVdSbznDN— Josh Poloha (@JorshP) May 14, 2017
I’ve broken this absurd catch down into give five distinct phases:
Phase 1: The Launch
Phase 2: The Catch
Phase 3: The Impact
Phase 4: The Fall
Phase 5: The Letting Everyone Know I’m Still Alive
This is just simply amazing, and for him to just hop right up after an impact like that makes it even more impressive.