It’s still early in Spring Training but there’s a good chance Mets prospect Luis Guillorme gave us the best preseason highlight of the year on Thursday.
It didn’t come with the bat, or with the glove. Heck, it didn’t even come on the field of play. It came with the bare hand in the dugout.
That’s Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria losing a grip on his bat and sending it flying towards the Mets dugout, where Guillorme picked it out of mid-air with an absolutely stunning amount of calmness.
Seriously, the 22-year-old didn’t flinch or lunge. While his teammates panicked and scrambled for cover, Guillorme reached back and caught the bat cleanly by the handle with very minimal effort, like it’s something he does every day. To top it all off, he didn’t even crack a smile.