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Video: Jose Iglesias makes an incredible barehanded play

Aug 12, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

The Tigers parted with outfielder Avisail Garcia last month to land Jose Iglesias as a fill-in option for Jhonny Peralta at shortstop. And this incredible barehanded play tonight against the White Sox is an example of why.

My goodness. That almost defies the laws of physics. Jhonny who?

  1. tfbuckfutter - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Jhose!

    • historiophiliac - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      You’re right, it is fun to drop stuff and let people take it seriously. he he

      • tfbuckfutter - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:41 PM

        Spoken like someone who has also left a newborn baby in a dumpster behind a Waffle House.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:55 PM

        Prom night. Whadda ya gonna do?

  2. Stiller43 - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    The best part of that was “ladies and gentlemen, that just happened.”

  3. historiophiliac - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Oh my freaking god that was so sexy! I need to be alone now. Holy moly.

  4. jwbiii - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    People who are really good at baseball dream about making plays like this.

  5. biasedhomer - Aug 13, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    This guy could be the next Omar Vizquel.

    Forget Peralta, if Iglesia keeps this type of defense, they should keep him as the starter. And he’s no slouch with the bat either.

    • dan1111 - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:51 AM

      His overall stats still look good because of his great run early in the year, but the fact is that he’s hit .226/.256/.261 since the beginning of July. He had a .622 OPS in the minors, as well.

      It would be great to see him develop into a quality starting shortstop, and I hope he does, but his track record suggests he’s going to be a utility player, even with that great glove.

      • yahmule - Aug 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM

        Here’s a guy with a .666 lifetime OPS. Well under that his first six years in the league.

        http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/smithoz01.shtml

      • Francisco (FC) - Aug 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM

        Clearly, Oz made a deal with the Devil. (.666 OPS?)

      • yahmule - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        Hey, you gotta give the devil his due. Ask Ozzie Smith or Robert Johnson, Old Scratch can pick it.

  6. dwaynehosey - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    How come we can’t get players like that in Boston? Oh wait…..never mind….

  7. theskinsman - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    Great play, he’s so good with the glove,you can live with a less than stellar bat.

    • jcmeyer10 - Aug 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM

      To a point. He’s certainly a rich man’s Brendan Ryan but you can only be so inept at the plate.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM

        Yes, because the Tigers’ problem is that we have no bats.

      • Reflex - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM

        Its Inge time!

      • theskinsman - Aug 14, 2013 at 5:47 AM

        With his current slump,his batting average is….

  8. buffal0sportsfan - Aug 13, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Peralta could’ve done that. Oh wait…

  9. joestemme - Aug 13, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Great play. So great even the ump at first seemed to be impressed, because the runner appeared to be safe.

  10. bosoxfanpeds - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Inglesias, I-N-G-L-E-S-I-A-S, this kid is going to the MOON!!!! Believe the Sox will wishing they kept him and sent Middlebrooks and two other small prospects….With Bogaerts at third and Iggy at short, JBJ in center, the middle is covered defensively….

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