Watch Twins catcher Joe Mauer make this nifty behind-the-back grab

Twins catcher Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a home run in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Nationals, but Mauer’s most impressive move of the day might have been this behind-the-back catch of a Denard Span foul tip that caromed off the backstop before Mauer deftly snagged the one-hopper behind-his-back like it was a walk in the park…

Joe Mauer grab

To get a better appreciation of Mauer’s hand-eye coordination, here’s his nifty catch in slow motion (via @cjzero)…

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Was it a totally meaningless catch by Mauer? Of course it was, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive.

[Eye on Baseball]


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