Watch: Almora Makes Leaping Catch at Wall to Rob Extra Bases

Hardly a game goes by that Albert Almora Jr. doesn’t make a spectacular play and Wednesday night was no different. Tyler Flowers drove a 3-1 fastball out to deep center and it had extra bases written all over it. But Almora had a bead on it from the moment it left the bat and tracked to all the way to the wall, which he used it to help him leap up to snag the ball.

Would it have been a homer? A double? The ball left the bat at 106.5 mph and had a 95 percent hit probability, so it sure as heck would have been something. It really doesn’t matter, though, because death comes for all fly balls that dare cross paths with Almora’s glove.

Dude already has a fantastic highlight reel this season and it’s only mid-May. Oh, he’s also hitting right-handed pitching.


Corey Freedman

Corey is a former MLB front office intern turned professional Cubs fan. After spending several years working for multiple MLB teams, he decided it was time to turn baseball back into a passion rather than a career. In between making content for Cubs Insider and being a professional Instagrammer, you can find him in Section 220, blissfully enjoying the season tickets he and his father spent 10 years on the waiting list for.