There isn’t too much to be excited about if you’re a San Diego Padres fan these days. The team’s best win total over the past six years is 77 wins, and this year’s team may be worse than all of those. The 2017 Padres are currently an MLB-worst 16-31, and the projections don’t say things should get any better (they’ve even been letting Jered Weaver start games).

But, there is at least some intriguing young talent with the big league club, such as catcher Austin Hedges. The 24-year-old has been a highly regarded prospect since 2012, primarily because of his terrific defense. And on Tuesday night against the New York Mets, Hedges showed off his defensive skills on a play that seemed damn near impossible.

Watch Hedges somehow make a full-extension diving catch on a foul pop-up near the Mets’ dugout:

If nothing else, at least the Padres will have one of baseball’s best plays this season. And yes, they lost this game, by the score of 9-3.


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