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Granite wall: Prospect makes amazing catch

Twins outfielder turns on jets, times jump perfectly before crashing into fence
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins prospect Zack Granite, Minnesota's reigning Minor League Player of the Year, showed off why the organization is so high on him, as he made a great leaping catch at the wall to rob Boston's Tzu-Wei Lin of extra bases in the eighth inning of Saturday's 13-0 win at Hammond Stadium.

Granite, ranked as the organization's No. 22 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, is known for his speed and displayed impressive range getting to the deep drive in right-center field off reliever Ryan Pressly. Granite got to the ball and made the leaping catch before crashing into the wall.

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins prospect Zack Granite, Minnesota's reigning Minor League Player of the Year, showed off why the organization is so high on him, as he made a great leaping catch at the wall to rob Boston's Tzu-Wei Lin of extra bases in the eighth inning of Saturday's 13-0 win at Hammond Stadium.

Granite, ranked as the organization's No. 22 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, is known for his speed and displayed impressive range getting to the deep drive in right-center field off reliever Ryan Pressly. Granite got to the ball and made the leaping catch before crashing into the wall.

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"He ran a long way," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "It looked like he did the right thing of finding where he was, and then he timed his jump. It was a very nice play."

Granite, 24, hit .295/.347/.382 with four homers, eight triples, 18 doubles and 56 stolen bases in 127 games with Double-A Chattanooga. He's expected to open the season with Triple-A Rochester, but remains intriguing because of his speed and defense.

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and listen to his podcast.

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