Was it Eguy Rosario? Or Superman? Rosario probably made his idol Derek Jeter a proud man today. Going in deep for the catch, no concerns surrounding any injury. Incredible move. The No.5 prospect for the San Diego Padres made a sick catch in the Triple-A El Paso’s 18-5 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Sunday afternoon.
The catch by Eguy Rosario is definitely a Play of the year contender in baseball. Oklahoma City’s Ryan Noda led off the sixth inning of the game, he hit one down the left-field line at Southwest University Park. It was headed right for the netting in foul territory, and Eguy Rosario, playing shortstop, sprinted all the way from his position.
He was cloudy to some extent up the middle, past the space between the bullpen mound and the bullpen plate. He then dove headlong into the netting to make the catch. It is worth watching a hundred times on repeat. “Catch of the year” trended on Twitter.
“This is one of the best catches I’ve ever seen, crashing into the netting like an unlucky swordfish there, over the shoulder, I mean he’s like three rows up there.” Said Nate Ryan, Primetime Sports Anchor. San Antonio.
Eguy Rosario, No. 5 prospect for the San Diego Padres
Eguy Rosario has been added to the Padres’ 40-man roster and will be protected from selection in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. The 22-year-old infielder slashed .281/.360/.455 with 12 home runs, 31 doubles, and 30 stolen bases over 481 plate appearances at Double-A San Antonio last season.
In the second game of the night, the infielder smashed in two home runs in a 3-for-3, 5-RBI performance that lead to a 12-2 victory. “To have him make that play early in the game … it set the tone for us,” El Paso manager Jared Sandberg said. “He had an incredible day overall.”
“It was pretty spectacular,” Sandberg said. “The greeting he got in the dugout from his teammates was wonderful. It picked him up for the rest of the day.”