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.