With the MLB season coming to a close very shortly, the book hasn’t closed on catch of the year candidates. Pirates outfielder Travis Snider proved that on Thursday afternoon against the Mets when he made one of the most phenomenal catches you will ever see. New York’s Mike Baxter hit a tall blast to right in the second inning that looked like it was going to leave the ballpark with ease. That was until Snider defied the laws of physics.
As you can see, Snider climbed the wall and hung up there for a second before making what could easily be the top play of the year and pulling the ball back into the park. In a season where we have seen a number of home-run robbing catches like this one from Mike Trout and this one from Rajai Davis, the play Snider made on Thursday is in a class of its own.