Baseball season is in full swing and we’ve already had a handful of highlight plays.
However, the San Francisco Giants outfielder Bryce Johnson might be an early candidate for catch of the year after his insane snag on Wednesday night.
During their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Freddie Freeman hit a bomb to center field.
However, he didn’t quite hit it hard enough, as the Giants outfielder was able to catch up to it and make a play.
But, the catch was absolutely insane. Johnson smacked into the wall hard but was able to keep the ball in his glove.
Watch the Giants outfielder make a possible catch-of-the-year play.
You’ll be seeing this one on highlight reels for a while pic.twitter.com/FA7dmB95w4
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) April 13, 2023
Johnson was pulled out of the game after that play. The Giants are likely to place him on the seven-day IL for a concussion, per NBC Sports.
That grab might just be the catch of the year for the 2023 season. Hopefully, Johnson makes a full recovery sooner, rather than later.
Baseball fans loved the play though, as the Giants outfielder truly went all out to make a play.
He mistimed his steps leading into the leap, but then knowingly sold out to make the snag.
— Delmonico Primo (@RhoPrimoLeonis) April 13, 2023
The thump was loud on the video too.
I’m at the stadium, it was a LOUD thump when he hit the wall, insane catch
— Wade MVP (@LaGOATMVPszn) April 13, 2023
Is there a reason why the walls are so hard?
Just make the walls out of memory foam
— Greg S (@wzzzzzrd) April 13, 2023
Look for the Giants to keep Johnson out of the lineup for at least one week as he recovers from a concussion.
Once he returns, we’re sure Giants fans will give him a warm welcome.