Minor Leaguer's leaping catch not to be missed

July 31st, 2019

We've seen incredible plays from the likes of Lorenzo Cain, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ramon Laureano at the big league level this season. Reds prospect Michael Siani reminded us Tuesday that players are making amazing grabs down in the Minor Leagues, too.

Playing center field for the Class A Dayton Dragons, Siani -- the Reds' ninth-ranked prospect, per MLB Pipeline -- ran down a line drive and launched himself into the air to take away an extra-base hit from Bowling Green's Russ Olive to open the third inning.

Siani, who grew up in the greater Philadelphia area idolizing Mike Trout, is one of the best defensive outfield prospects in the Minors. With a grade of 60 (on the 20-80 scouting scale) for his glove, speed and arm, the Reds' 2018 fourth-round Draft pick is one of just eight outfield prospects among all 30 teams' Top 30 Prospects lists to receive a grade of 60 or higher for all three of those tools.

According to MLB Pipeline's scouting report on Siani, the 20-year-old has drawn raves for having great instincts in the outfield, making good reads and taking good routes.

And Siani was making plays like this even before he was in the pros: Check out this one Siani made back in 2017 while playing in USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars.