Jose Iglesias’ glove was one of the main selling points in the Detroit Tigers’ recent trade for the shortstop. He showed off just how slick with the leather he is Monday night, making one of the defensive plays of the season against the Chicago White Sox.
Chicago catcher Josh Phegley blooped a broken-bat pop up over Doug Fister’s head, where Iglesias scooped it up barehanded and threw off-balance to first to nip Phegley. It was, quite simply, remarkable.
Here’s a GIF of the play, courtesy of Baseball Prospectus’ Paul Sporer:
The full video of play can be found here on MLB.com. We’ll get it up once MLB allows an embed.