All spring we’ve heard about Jackie Bradley’s amazing defensive instincts, but mostly in the abstract. He gets great reads. He sees the ball well off the bat. He’s on the move before contact.

That’s all well and good, but it takes a specific example to fully appreciate Bradley’s skills.

Bradley provided that moment Saturday against the Minnesota Twins when he caught a little flare off the bat of Brian Dozier in right to end the seventh inning. The catch, which Bradley made on the run, was the easy part. By the time right-hander Allen Webster began his windup, Bradley already had done most of the work that led to the out.

We’ll let him explain for himself, but here’s the setup: Webster was in the midst of another dominating outing in which he struck out two and allowed two hits in three innings. His fastball once again was clocked at 99 mph, and Dozier was the last batter he faced.

The outfield began the at-bat aligned pretty much straightaway, but Dozier looked uncomfortable from the start and immediately fell behind in the count. Once Webster reached two strikes, Bradley recognized that not only should he shift toward the right field line, but the other outfielders should follow his lead, so he waved them around as well.

One pitch later, he was in much better position to make a relatively easy catch on a ball that might have fallen in had he stayed where he was.

“Allen Webster was on the mound, so right off the bat you’ve got a power pitcher throwing mid-to-upper 90s and the batter’s behind in the count,” Bradley said. “Even though I was in right field, I kind of felt like moves needed to be made. I’m used to being in center, so I’m used to shifting everybody.