You're not going to find many MLB fans who don't agree that Brandon Woodruff is a stud. He established that in the last two seasons by posting a 3.61 ERA in 2018 and 3.62 in 2019. He's also been even better in 2020, with a 3.45 ERA through 11 games.
It was his fielding that was on full display in his last outing against the St. Louis Cardinals, however, when he made one of the most impressive outs of the season.
It's not unusual for pitchers to make twirling catches behind their back on hits up the middle, but this one put a bit of a twist on that play.
With only a split-second to react, Woodruff kicked up his foot to block the ball from rolling straight up the middle of the infield. The icing on the cake is that the kick ended up sending the ball perfectly to first base for a comically easy out.
We probably can't give Woodruff credit for intentionally kicking this ball over to first base, but that doesn't make the play any less crazy.
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