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Astros Minor Leaguer shows he could take on Tal's Hill with a spectacular tumbling-backwards catch

Astros MiLBer could take on Tal's Hill with this grab

Andrew Aplin is a center fielder for the Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Astros -- which means, should he get called up to the Majors this season, he'll have to deal with the dreaded ballpark beast that is Minute Maid Park's Tal's Hill.

But fear not: During the ninth inning of the Grizzlies' game against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday, Aplin proved he has no problem handling even the steepest of outfield inclines.

Oh, and did we mention Aplin's up-the-hill, tumbling catch secured the second out of the inning and maintained a one-run Grizzlies lead? Clearly, the hill in Isotopes Park has nothing on Aplin's somersault catch-making ability. 

Though it's being removed for the 2016 season, perhaps Aplin will get a chance to take on Tal's Hill before it's gone -- because he totally could. 


Tal's hill, schmal's hill. 

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