First batter of the ballgame, Didi Gregorius already has himself a SPECTACULAR web gem. What a catch! #YANKSonYEShttps://t.co/dNUC9WVgX4
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 17, 2016
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius made an acrobatic over-the-shoulder catch on the first play of Wednesday’s matinee in the Bronx.
For the very first out of Wednesday afternoon’s ballgame against the first-place Toronto Blue Jays, Didi Gregorius made a Derek Jeter-like play to secure the first out of the game for the New York Yankees.
With Devon Travis at the plate, he lifted a high pop-up that seemed as though would fall for a leadoff base hit.
Those who thought that, though, forgot that “Sir Didi” mans the fort at shortstop as he darted back and made a sliding catch with his back facing the infield.
Gregorius, who had five defensive runs saved above average in 2015, has been playing Gold-Glove defense ever since he was acquired by New York from Arizona and it doesn’t seem to be stopping now.
In an unrelated note, he also has 16 home runs which is the eighth most in Yankees’ history by a shortstop. Not only has he been getting it done with the glove, but his bat has been showing up as well.