For the unfamiliar, Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is the class of center field defense in baseball. I know that’s a lot to say given the talent out there around the league, but the guy not only wins tons of awards, and not only leads the advanced stats by a huge clip, but he also rolls out of bed in Spring Training and does things like this:
Dude is clearly ready for the regular season.
The question is, will he ever top this catch from a couple years ago, which may be one of the best I’ve ever seen, and quite literally, a work of art:
As a thank-you for his Platinum Glove-winning season, Arch presented KK this commissioned painting this morning. pic.twitter.com/yrFweAv3zw
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) February 26, 2016