Good luck ever doing anything as pretty as this Kevin Pillar catch
The Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar is a great center fielder, and if you weren’t aware, behold this Catch of the Year candidate he offered up during Toronto’s game Monday against the Indians.
— MLB (@MLB) May 9, 2017
That’s a full-sprint, over-the-shoulder, backhand diving grab on the warning track on a ball cruising past him. Another couple of steps before the jump and his head is likely plowing into the wall.
It wasn’t a garbage time grab either — Cleveland had two runners on base in the sixth that surely would’ve scored had Pillar not hauled it in. Starter Marcus Stroman was quite pleased with Pillar’s effort.
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) May 9, 2017
Pillar missed out on a Gold Glove award last year, but that’s how you make voters take notice.