Mets prospect Luis Guillorme caught a bat that flew into the dugout like it was no big deal
In the second inning,
Barehanded grabs in the field are a good way for Guillorme to earn the notice of the Mets coaches, sure, but barehanding a flying baseball bat will live forever in the memories of everyone who was standing in that dugout with him.
Guillorme's scouting report already says he has "the fastest hands in the system," and apparently that means on and off the field.
He also has a bit of newfound celebrity. When Guillorme arrived back in the clubhouse after the game, an attendant told him that his phone, which was plugged into a wall outlet, had not stopped buzzing since he made the catch. Sure enough, Guillorme grabbed his phone to find about 150 new Instagram notifications and 45 texts.
"I just literally saw the bat coming at me and caught it," Guillorme shrugged. "Didn't think much of it."
But Guillorme does, apparently, have a habit of staying in the line of fire when bats and balls come flying his way.
"Usually when stuff like that happens, I really don't get out of the way," he said. "I saw it the whole way. I threw my hand at it. The bat just happened to land on it."
Not so dexterous was teammate
"I was like, 'What in the world?'" Nimmo said. "I was waiting for it to hit near me, or by me. And I turned around and Guillorme just has it in his hand. I was like, 'Did you catch it?' Then I ran right in here to watch the replay. It was nice! He didn't even flinch."