Saturday, July 13, 2013

Video: Aaron Hicks uncorks throw of the season

Minnesota Twins rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks may not be doing much with the bat in 2013 as evidenced by his sub-.200 average. However, he did make arguably the best throw of the season Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

The play came in the bottom of the sixth inning when New York's Vernon Wells laced a ball into the right center field gap. It was a prime candidate for a double, but Wells had other ideas.

The veteran kicked it into high gear as he rounded second base and attempted to try and stretch the hit into a double. This is when Hicks picks up the ball at the edge of the warning track and proceeds to throw an absolute bomb to third basemen Trevor Plouffe on the fly.

As you can see, the throw beats Wells easily, and Plouffe reaches to apply the tag to record the out.

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