This young man has an awesome name, and an awesome glove. Your task in watching this video – there is no slow-mo replay – is figuring out if he had to do the barrel roll in the process of catching, if that was just style, or if it wasn’t really a barrel roll at all:
I’ve watched this at least 30 times. I love it. But I keep coming back to a place where I wonder why his legs swing in front of him like that, toward home plate.
I guess it’s because he was reaching with a backhand, and it naturally spun his body around. It’s just not a maneuver you see very often, and it looks freaking sweet.