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VIDEO: Juan Lagares ranges far into the gap to make a diving catch

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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Juan Lagares played 121 games for the Mets as a rookie last season, and during that time he established himself as one of the best outfield defenders in all of baseball. His highlight reel on MLB.com is full of fancy glovework, and on Thursday he added this ridiculous diving catch to collection:

Look at that range. Geez. Here is a helpful screen grab:

Ridiculous.

Know what else is ridiculous? Lagares might not even make the team. Apparently the decision is between him and Eric Young Jr. for the backup outfield job. C'mon, Mets. Don't screw this up.

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