Pirates Sensation Oneil Cruz Leaves Fans, Players, And Announcers In Awe With Another Ridiculous Throw

Oneil Cruz Leaves Everyone In Awe With Another Ridiculous Throw

Getty Image

By now, everybody knows the name of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ young shortstop. Oneil Cruz, who hasn’t even been in the MLB for half a season, has become a must-watch.

Sure, his offensive numbers are disappointing. Through 22 games coming into Thursday, he has a .210 batting average with four home runs and 16 RBIs.

But his defense is what has everybody buzzing, and he made another unbelievable play on Thursday against the Miami Marlins.

Cruz just recorded the fastest throw by an infielder since Statcast began, and he made it look effortless.

The announcers were shocked. Everybody was left stunned, and Cruz even double-clutched a bit.

Earlier in the game, Cruz knocked out Miguel Rojas’s tooth when he slid into second base.

Cruz is a star in the making, and if his offensive game picks up, he should be an All-Star for a long time in the MLB. But let’s not discredit the unreal stretch by first baseman Michael Chavis, either.

Sadly, the Marlins defeated the Pirates, 3-2, on a walk-off, two-run triple by Brian Anderson in the 11th inning. Still, this play by Cruz will be played for a long time, and there are plenty more plays like this up his sleeve.