Garrett Stubbs set a Statcast record for the most ground covered by a catcher
When you're a 23-year-old catcher trying to fight your way out of the Minors, you'll do anything you can to impress your team. So the Astros had to have liked what they saw from catcher
Stubbs entered the action as an eighth-inning replacement for
According to Daren Willman, Stubbs ranged further to make the catch than any catcher in the Statcast era at 85 feet. It was an essentially perfect run too, as Stubbs' route efficiency was measured at 97.8 percent. The only catcher in the Statcast era to range nearly that far was
Leon's catch was more crucial since it came in a regular-season game, but Stubbs deserves credit anyway since the ball would have fallen in fair territory had he not darted up the third-base line to snare it.
The 2015 eighth-round pick out of USC has some big names ahead of him on the Astros' depth chart in McCann and