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Red Sox Defensive Gifs

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by Sprowl, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. pedro1918

    pedro1918 Member SoSH Member

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    You just made Pedroia mad. Really mad.
     
  2. Don Buddin's GS

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    A glimpse into the future: Yoan Moncada at 3B

     
    #402 Don Buddin's GS, Aug 25, 2016
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  3. mwonow

    mwonow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Wow - that was a rope. Is his arm really that good? After all, he's a second baseman playing out of position, right? ;)
     
    #403 mwonow, Aug 25, 2016
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  4. pantsparty

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    The good news is that Xander hasn't let his slump affect his fielding

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  5. Koufax

    Koufax Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Amazing that he got any sort of pop on that throw since he was sooo off-balance.
     
  6. pantsparty

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    The power projected in his swing hasn't yet fully shown up, but it seems to be there in his his ability to throw off-balance.
     
  7. Detts

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    Hanley with a nice stretch and scoop at the back end of the play.
     
  8. Al Zarilla

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    Brock Holt, once you saw that Bogey had it, GTF out if the way quicker.
     
  9. wyatt55

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    #409 wyatt55, Aug 31, 2016
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  10. Darnell's Son

    Darnell's Son He's a machine. Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    From 15 minutes ago:
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  11. Darnell's Son

    Darnell's Son He's a machine. Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    And from the 3rd inning...

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  12. Darnell's Son

    Darnell's Son He's a machine. Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Commemorative gif
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  13. Darnell's Son

    Darnell's Son He's a machine. Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    And this wasn't half-bad:
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  14. Rasputin

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    Absolute rope. So straight and laser like you'd think Pedroia hit it.
     
  15. Al Zarilla

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    Xander is probably the best athlete of the young guns. Or is it Mookie? Jackie? Yoan tbd? Benintendi tbd? As Manny used to say: Unboleibable.
     
  16. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I thought Xander's play in the first off of the deflection was even better. I could not have been more wrong about Xander's fielding ability, he's been remarkably consistent and then some.
     
  17. mwonow

    mwonow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  18. Montana Fan

    Montana Fan Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    edit: mwonow beat me to it.
     
  19. Darnell's Son

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  20. mwonow

    mwonow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Thanks, that looks even better in a loop than it did on MLB.com!
     
  21. Saints Rest

    Saints Rest Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Hanley's somewhere in the Loge Boxes in Fenway for that, no? Silly Oakland stadium
     
  22. DrewDawg

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    I like that Price realized that it might be caught and went to back up third base.
     
  23. phrenile

    phrenile Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Mookie's consistent.

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  24. SpaceMan37

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    That's so strange to have two pretty much identical great catches two innings apart.
     
  25. ItOnceWasMyLife

    ItOnceWasMyLife Member SoSH Member

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    If you wait long enough, the videos sync up beautifully.
     
  26. SpaceMan37

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    All we need now is a gif of the two gifs synched up. It takes a long time for them to sync up. :)
     
  27. Al Zarilla

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    And then the Koji one gets ahead of the Ziegler one. I need to get a life. No, actually, this is fine.
     
  28. Curt S Loew

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    Not if you get here at the right time.
     
  29. Pandemonium67

    Pandemonium67 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    That was a meatball Koji threw to Gardner. He threw another to Sanchez a moment later.
     
  30. SpaceMan37

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    The spin rate makes them really hard to hit. That's why he's so good.
     
  31. phrenile

    phrenile Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Synced on the catch:

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    #431 phrenile, Sep 19, 2016
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  32. pantsparty

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    From men on second and third with one out to the inning over without a run scoring thanks to Pedroia (plus some help by Leon) and Holt (plus some help by Hanley)

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    Not shown was Betts cutting the ball off in right holding Dickerson to a single, against a lot of outfields he would have scored from second on Franklin's double.
     
  33. pantsparty

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    Betts makes a semi-awkward slide, still makes the catch, and the slide causes the runner to hesitate allowing Mookie to double him off first

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  34. pantsparty

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    I want a hug from Hanley too

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  35. Savin Hillbilly

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    What a beautiful year of redemption it has been for that man.
     
  36. pantsparty

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    Just Mookie doing Mookie things.

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    There's unfortunately no highlight of it, but in the 10th Mookie cut off a ball heading towards the wall and threw it in on the fly without being able to plant his feet properly, holding Tommy Joseph at 3rd. Against basically any other right fielder the runner scores and the game ends with the Phillies winning. He's always had the speed, but the way he's transformed his arm into a weapon is amazing.
     
  37. uncannymanny

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    Most exciting player in the game. 6 tools.
     
  38. dbn

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    I saw that this thread was bumped and came here expecting Sandoval GIFs. Oh well.
     
  39. pantsparty

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    Breaking news, Pedroia is really good

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  40. Detts

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  41. pantsparty

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    How about this for a Panda gif?

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  42. Savin Hillbilly

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    If I'm not mistaken, tonight's game featured the first-ever Pablo-to-Hanley groundouts.
     
  43. BannedbyNYYFans.com

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  44. phrenile

    phrenile Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  45. SouthernBoSox

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    His ability to read a baseball immediately following contact is like nothing I've ever seen. He was just born to play that position. And his ability to read the ball probably hurts his defensive rep because he makes flashy plays just seems so easy. He's just always under the ball.
     
  46. BaseballJones

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    My dad says that Joe DiMaggio was the same exact way. Never seemed flashy or spectacular because he always read it correctly right off the crack of the bat. Brilliant fielder that makes tough catches look routine.
     
  47. The Gray Eagle

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    That catch was amazing, and so important, taking away a home run in a game that was scoreless into the 11th. I score that a +1 Win catch. :banana:
     
  48. Snodgrass'Muff

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    Not a Red Sox player, but this deserves some eyeballs. Video is in a tweet. Sorry mobile users.

     
  49. charlieoscar

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    His brothers, Dom and Vince, were probably a bit better as center fielders. While today's methods of evaluation are not available for players of that era, if you look at their respective Range Factors, Held and Kill percentages you find:

    Range Held Kill Center Field
    2.74 45.3% 4.3% Vince
    2.92 44.3% 2.9% Dom
    2.79 42.8% 2.7% Joe
     

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