It has been quite a first 10 days in the major leagues for Oakland A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano. He’s already produced one of the most impressive highlights of the season.
Laureano was called up by Oakland on August 3. He had a game-winning walk-off hit in his debut, and managed to top that feat last night.
On Saturday, Laureano unleashed what has to be the throw of the year, and quite honestly is one of the best we’ve seen in the MLB. It was that good.
Playing center field against the Los Angeles Angels, Laureano raced after a Justin Upton fly ball into the gap in left-center. There was a runner on first–Eric Young Jr.–who took off with the pitch.
When Laureano made the catch, Young was still far off first base. Laureano proceeded to crow hop twice and unleash a missile to double off Young.
The throw didn’t even bounce.
Throw of the year?! ? pic.twitter.com/fgFmTMXOKO
— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2018
Sports Illustrated listed Laureano’s throw at 321 feet. That is a serious toss.