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Adeiny Hechavarria made an insane leaping grab last night

Sep 19, 2013, 9:16 AM EDT

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MLB.com has not made it embeddable yet, but it’s worth your click to go see the insane leaping grab Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria made last night.

Old Gator watched it live and immediately emailed me to say that it’d be all over TV today. If it’s not, we need to fire everyone in charge of TV.  That’s some serious air.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Go Go Gadget Legs!

  2. DelawarePhilliesFan - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Boooo!!!

    Not the catch, the 10th Inning offensive “effort” by the Phillies. When a team tries to hand you the game, you should have the decency to take it!!

    Love Darrin Ruf, but a disturbing trend is developing for him with runners on 3rd and less then 2 outs

    • Old Gator - Sep 19, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      Maybe he’s been playing Texas Hold ‘em with Tweeter (hold ‘em – get it? Hahahah…ha…heh…okay, sorry….).

      • Old Gator - Sep 19, 2013 at 10:44 AM

        Oh yeah, and how about the play Hechavarria made to shut down the Feelies in he bottom of the ninth, too? If not for this ridiculous leap, that one might have made a few highlight reels too.

  3. dkphilly1122 - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    I was there to witness this sickkkkkkkening catch. This kid has a ton of talent, obviously. It was unbelievable and the Philly crowd gave him recognition for it after, even though we always get a bad reputation!! He is a bright spot for the Marlins future, unless he gets traded when his stock rises. Stanton’s Homerun was ridiculous too……..he is fun to just watch.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      When ever I see his name, I always think back to Tom McCarthy noting how Harry would have loooooved saying his name. “Great grab by that A-deiny He-cha-va-ri-aaaaa…” He is right too, I could just hear Harry saying it, with those graspy yet smooth pipes

    • Old Gator - Sep 19, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      It was gracious – and knowledgeable – of the fans to demonstrate their appreciation of a wonderful play. The stadium didn’t look very populated last night compared to what we’re used to seeing but I still bet there were more of you applauding than there would have been back home in Macondo.

  4. proudlycanadian - Sep 19, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Great catch, but no surprise to Jay’s fans. He has always been a terrific fielder. The only reason why the Jays were willing to trade him was his weak hitting.

    • Old Gator - Sep 19, 2013 at 10:51 AM

      Yes, and he was brutal at the plate early in the season here too. However, he’s been getting steadily better, more selective. He’s still pretty streaky – at one point in July-August he was up around .255 and had a stretch of two or three weeks batting around .300 that got him planted in the number two and leadoff spots, but then he chilled again. I can see him as a solid .250-.260 hitter with some good speed on the bases by next season or the one after. A team could easily afford to carry a shortstop with his fielding chops who bats in the .250 range. I remember that the ’86 Mutts carried the .215-hitting Raffy Santana for his fielding, but then, those were the baaaad guys, right?

      By the way, Hechy has also had a few streaks of horrible fielding, when his retinas seem to have come loose or something, where he’s made a couple of errors a game for a few days – and then, well, and then, plays like this….

  5. jarathen - Sep 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Awesome catch. I saw JT Snow pull a similar one where a laser went up over first and he just went sky-high to snatch it. The way that players can react and respond with coordination to these is just insane.

  6. cur68 - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    He was still going up when he took that ball. It could have been another 10 or so cm higher and he’d have still got it. Damn.

  7. leerosenthall - Sep 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    The Marlins may have a terrible record, but they have some of the most exciting young players in all of baseball. I’ve genuinely enjoyed watching quite a few of those kids: Hechavarria, Ozuna, Stanton and (my personal favorite) Jose Fernandez. It’s too bad they have to play for that colossal a**hole Jeffrey Loria.

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