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Addison Russell Just Made an Absolute Drop-Your-Jaw Play (VIDEO)

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I mentioned recently that it seems like Addison Russell, who is among the best defensive players in baseball, hadn’t made quite as many “HOLY SH*T” plays this year as he did last year.

I don’t know how many incredible plays one catch can count for, but whatever the maximum, Russell totally earned it on this diving, rolling, absurd catch with the bases loaded tonight. I keep watching it, and I keep being more and more impressed:

He covered SO much ground in so little time, and then went all out to snag the ball. Look how far he skidded/rolled once he hit the grass! That’s how fast he was going! And the fist pump after? Bonus awesomeness


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The metrics on the catch are just silly:

And more video/GIF versions for your enjoyment (just make sure you sit down, and call a doctor if, you know, the four hours thing):


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.