Even if the batter is slow. Even if he wasn’t busting it out of the box because he thought he had a hit. And even if everything else breaks just right and there’s no bobble. A shortstop has no business making this play.
But that is not a shortstop. That is EL MAGO:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 21, 2018
That throw was freaking perfect and hard, despite being off-balance and post-bobble. Javy Baez is seriously just so special out there that even the idea of him coming at Yadier Molina’s grounder apparently made him decide it wasn’t worth respecting 90.