Manny Machado with a great catch.

One of the most remarkable catches in some time came from San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. In the bottom of the second inning, the Padres put on a defensive shift against the Rangers’ Joey Gallo, with Machado entering the outfield as a rover. And he wound up making a remarkable catch in the right field corner:

As per MLB’s David Adler, Machado covered 100 feet to get to that ball:

That’s a great catch from Machado, and an illustration of just how much defensive range he can bring to the table. Per Fangraphs, he had a defensive WAR component of 4.9 last year, with an Ultimate Zone Rating of 3.1. And while his bat is what he’s known for a lot of the time, this is certainly an indication of what he can do in the field. And as Rob Silver noted, it’s remarkable to see a player like Machado go so far for this ball:

This is only one of the many highlights that have come out of this Padres-Rangers series. But hopefully this one won’t lead to as much silly backlash.

[Fox Sports San Diego]

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