A year after he dazzled us on a weekly basis with his tremendous defensive plays, it seems like it’s been a while since we’ve had an opportunity to fawn over an Addison Russell gem.
Don’t get me wrong, he’s still been fantastic defensively – his 5 defensive runs saved is the fourth most at shortstop in all of baseball so far this year – it’s just that it doesn’t seem like we’ve had a “holy smokes can you believe that?!?”-type play to share in a while.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 7, 2016
That’s a dude who can fly. I love his smile after the catch, realizing that he’d just done something incredible.
Not only that, but given the way the rest of the inning went, he saved at least one run with that catch.