Hoying shaken up after tremendous catch

May 27th, 2017

TORONTO -- Rangers center fielder robbed of extra bases and a possible RBI on Saturday, tracking down a ball just shy of the wall before crashing into it at full speed.

With a runner on first, Pillar connected on a 393-foot drive that forced Hoying to cover 98 feet in just 5.4 seconds, topping out at a maximum per-second speed of 29.1 feet. Statcast™ graded the play as a three-star catch with a 71 percent catch probability.

Hoying was barely able to brace himself before hitting the wall and looked to be in considerable pain after holding on for the out. The Texas training staff and outfielders quickly gathered, but Hoying was able to remain in the game.