Rockies Minor Leaguer scales the center-field hill twice in a row for amazing catches
MLB Pipeline's scouting report for Albuquerque Isotopes center fielder and Rockies' No. 5 prospect Raimel Tapia praises his speed, his swing, his consistent production at every stop in his Minor League career. There are some reservations about his defense, however: "He has split his time almost evenly between center field and the corners as a pro, and his reads and routes will need to improve for him to cover center in Coors Field."
So, as the 2016 Minor League season winds down, how have his reads and routes improved? Let's check in on Albuquerque's game against the Fresno Grizzlies on Saturday to find out:
OK, well, we've established that not even a giant hill in center field can slow Tapia down. But maybe that was just a fluke -- surely he wouldn't be able to pull that off again, much less during the very next at-bat:
Something tells us we'll be seeing a "Mountain climbing: 80" addition to his next scouting report.