Jake McCarthy Just Made One of the Most Amazing Catches

Social Navigation

He Caught It

Baseball Is Fun

It’s early, but Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Jake McCarthy just made his case for Catch of the Year. If not for the overall difficulty, at least for pure fearlessness … and acrobatics. I mean, really, The Score nailed the question: How the heck did he hold onto this baseball?

That ball came off the bat of Austin Nola in the bottom of the 8th inning. And while it was foul, there were two runners on late in a 3-run game. That’s a huge play. Also, I love how quickly Jake McCarthy gets up and how absolutely thrilled he is with himself. He earned it. Awesome, awesome catch.

Here’s another angle on the McCarthy catch, in slow-motion.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami