Leonys Martin is a gifted center fielder. He is fast, has great range and instincts, and has a cannon for an arm. The Tampa Bay Rays learned about that final tool the hard way on Tuesday, when Martin threw out Rays catcher Wilson Ramos by a mile.
#Rays @ #Tigers— Ballpark Videos (@BallparkVids) May 2, 2018
On a Rob Refsnyder single to center, Leonys Martin throws out Wilson Ramos at home by a mile to keep the Tigers' 1-0 lead in the 4th inning (00:33)
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Let’s roll that one back.
*record scratch*— Bless You Boys (@blessyouboys) May 2, 2018
“Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got into this situation." pic.twitter.com/Nxq1wqKgQc
Put this one on Rays third base coach Matt Quatraro. Even a faster runner, like Mallex Smith, probably gets thrown out by a fair margin on that play. But credit to Martin for making the play, as well.