During the 2015 season, Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was a freak. He may have had the best defensive season of which we’re aware.
One of his many spectacular robberies was taking away this would-be homer from Manny Machado:
Even if you’ve seen that before, it was worth watching again, wasn’t it?
But what you haven’t seen is this fantastic visual of the people involved in that play from Statcast:
Fun Statcast breakdown of Kevin Kiermaier robbing Manny Machado of a HR. Love the wide route Machado takes home pic.twitter.com/eM08TAx5DN
— Daren Willman (@darenw) January 14, 2016
That’s just awesome to look at, and think about every person involved.
I especially enjoy the Machado yup-yup-yup-wulp-nope route.