Phils Prospect Makes Catch of the Year

Jiwan James does his best Spiderman impression while robbing a homer


One of the top prospects for the Phillies took the social media world by storm Saturday after making a spectacular catch that may go down as the baseball play of the year.

It happened during a game between the Double-A affiliate Reading Phillies and the Bowie Baysox at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

During the third inning, Jonathan Schoop of the Baysox hit a deep ball to center field that appeared to be a home run. That was until Phillies centerfielder Jiwan James literally sprang into action. The crowd looked on in amazement as James scaled the wall, stuck his hand over it and somehow managed to catch the ball even after losing his glove.

The incredible grab was all the rage on Twitter, especially after it took the No. 1 spot on SportsCenter's Top 10 plays.

Some fans argued though that it appeared James may have trapped the ball with his body against the wall. It was called an out in any case.

James, a 23-year-old Florida native, was already considered one of the most promising players in the Phillies farm system. After the catch he certainly won’t be falling off the team’s radar anytime soon.

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