Almora shows off hops with catch at wall

Cubs center fielder robs Flowers with perfectly timed jump

May 17th, 2018

ATLANTA -- Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. robbed Braves catcher Tyler Flowers with a leaping catch at the wall in the bottom of the second inning of Wednesday's 4-1 loss in Atlanta.

Flowers hit a deep drive to center field, which Almora tracked before making a perfectly timed jump and catch.

According to Statcast™, the ball jumped off Flowers' bat with a 106.4-mph exit velocity. Batted balls hit with Flowers' combination of 106-mph exit velocity and 22 degree launch angle have gone for home runs roughly seven out of 10 times since Statcast™ began tracking in 2015.