You'll never believe how Luis Guillorme threw out this runner

May 31st, 2023

Luis Guillorme has made a career out of making the spectacular look mundane for the Mets.

Whether it’s a barehanded play, leaping catch or even grabbing a bat out of thin air, it seems like there’s never a feat too impressive for the 28-year-old defensive wizard. Even when he's playing for Triple-A Syracuse.

On Wednesday, the Rochester Red Wings got a first-hand look at that wizardry when Guillorme added another incredible play to his résumé from second base.

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Rochester’s Drew Mallas squibbed a ball on the right side of the infield that looked like it was destined to die as an infield single.

Until Guillorme got to it.

Guillorme had to range from the edge of the outfield grass to the other edge of the infield dirt. And in one fluid motion, he got down, picked it up with his bare hand and flipped the ball between his legs to first baseman Tyler White to get the inning-ending out and turn in one of the best web gems of the season.

Just another day at the office for one of baseball’s more creative defenders.