Rockies’ Nolan Arenado’s Fantastic Catch Earns Derek Jeter Comparisons (Video)

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April 15, 2015

Nolan Arenado apparently doesn’t care that it’s only April. Or maybe he just doesn’t know better.

The Colorado Rockies third baseman made the finest play of the young Major League Baseball season Tuesday night, a play that could end up being the play of the year when it’s all said and done.

With the Rockies trailing 3-0 in the eighth inning in San Francisco, Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco hit a pop fly down the third-base line. Arenado turned and sprinted in foul territory after the ball, eventually running it down and making a sensational catch. Almost as soon as he made the catch, Arenado went crashing into the tarp.

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Naturally, the play drew comparisons to this play from Derek Jeter from 2004.

MLB even put the two catches next to each other for comparison’s sake.

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Regardless of which one was better, it’s easy to see why Arenado has won a Gold Glove in each of his first two big league seasons.

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