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Robbing a Home Run from that Far Away is Much Harder Than Lorenzo Cain Made It Look

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Home run robberies are always fun and they’re always impressive, but not always made equal. Some robberies feature players that were already stationed near the wall, running and jumping just a few feet to make the catch.


Others – well, others feature long runs, great timing and impressive jumps:

Lorenzo Cain is simply reminding us that he’s one of the best center fielders in the game right now. Check out the StatCast version for some added awesome-ness:

According to StatCast, Cain took his first step just .47 seconds after the ball was struck, ran 18.3 MPH over 71.3(!) feet for a route efficiency of 98.1%. That’s about as good of a route efficiency as I’ve seen, and 71 feet, holy crap. Not all home run robberies are made equal. No. This one is definitely better than most.



Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.