GIF: Chris Young makes ridiculous spinning catch in center field
Athletics center fielder Chris Young turned the wrong way on a fly ball on Sunday, and the result was a great spinning catch.
In Coco Crisp and Chris Young, the Athletics are one of the few teams with two legitimate center fielders on their big league roster. That has come in handy of late as Crisp nurses a wrist issue. Young has stepped right in and Oakland hasn't missed a beat on defense.
On Sunday afternoon against the Indians, Young made this ridiculous spinning catch just in front of the warning track to end the eighth inning. Since the MLB.com video is not yet embeddable, I give you a GIF:
Those line drives right at you are always the toughest plays, and the reason Young had to spin like that was because he turned the wrong way initially. It's one of those "great plays made possible by a mistake" things. Still pretty awesome though, that's full extension on the lunge.