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Bob Keppel was drafted in 2000 out of high school by the New York Mets. After making his debut for the Royals in 2006, he made just 49 appearances in the majors and accrued a career ERA of 5.36.

Now pitching for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, Keppel hasn’t been heard from much, but he’s producing some highlights like the catch above. 

Like they always say, it’s better to be lucky than good. And luck produces some pretty nifty highlights.

 

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