D-backs Oscar Hernandez and Brandon Drury played catch with one lucky fan during BP
During batting practice before the D-backs' Spring Training game against the White Sox on Sunday, catcher Oscar Hernandez and outfielder Brandon Drury got in a rigorous workout with a lucky young fan hanging out behind the outfield wall:
According to MLB.com's Chris Gabel, Hernandez picked up a ball on the field as he was walking off and threw it to the kid -- who caught it and threw it back -- which initially caught Hernandez off guard.
"'Oh, you want to play catch? Let's play catch,'" Hernandez said. "That was fun. I was just having fun with the kid. When I was a kid, I would have liked the opportunity to play catch with a big leaguer."
A chance to play catch with big leaguers is precisely what makes Spring Training such a unique experience for fans -- although, with that arm, the fan might not have been a fan at all, but rather the D-backs' newest outfield prospect showcasing his talents.
If that's the case, we look forward to him throwing out runners at home from the right-field corner of Chase Field by May.