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VIDEO: MLB Technology Tracks Yasiel Puig’s Diving Catch Vs. Mets




Just over three weeks ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers were in New York to play the Mets as part of a six-game road trip when Yasiel Puig made arguably the catch of the year.

With the game tied and a runner on first bace in the second inning, Zack Greinke faced Wilmer Flores, who hit a shot to the right-center gap that Puig tracked down to make a diving catch on. At the time of the play, Puig was lauded for his speed and ability to hang onto the ball as he hit the ground.

The play earned a standing ovation from the Mets crowd and was a staple in highlight reels. Now, MLB has released its tracking of the play, which has managed to make the catch even more impressive.

The tracking shows Puig made his first step in .45 of a second and ran 95 feet with a route efficiency rate of 97.9 percent. The top speed Puig hit in his chase of the ball was 21.1 MPH.

After making the catch, Puig attempted to double up Lucas Duda at first and got rid of the ball in 3.44 seconds.
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PHOTOS: Yasiel Puig’s Diving Catch
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