Minor league double play from Hudson Valley Rengades infielder Roc Riggio Photo Credit: MILB

We have seen some excellent plays already early on in the 2024 MLB season. But one of the best players of the year came in the minor leagues on Thursday night when the Hudson Valley Renegades took on the Aberdeen Iron Pigs.

In the top of the seventh inning, Iron Pigs catcher Creed Willems hit a shallow fly ball into center field that looked like it was going to drop in for a single.

Instead, Renegades shortstop Roc Riggio was able to track down the ball and make the catch despite running straight into his teammate in center field who dove to make the catch.

He then had the presence of mind to throw back to second base from his back to double off the runner at second.

You would certainly be hard-pressed to find a play as good at any level of baseball. And naturally, fans who saw a clip of the play took to social media to offer their reaction to this truly special double play from Riggio.

Raggio, a former fourth-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, hasn’t yet gotten the chance to show off his skills on a big platform professionally. But if he can make these kinds of plays regularly, he should certainly end up rising up the Yankees farm system quickly.

[Hudson Valley Renegades on Twitter/X]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.