At some point someone is going to say that Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is flashy maybe even a bit of a hot dog. That person will be right. Then that person will argue that Iglesias is overrated defensively that his showmanship makes him look better than he actually is. That person will be dead wrong. Iglesias is flashy. He is a bit of a showman. But he is also supremely confident acrobatic graceful and really really really good defensively. Those who saw the ridiculous play he made Monday night in a 6-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox can tell you that. But really so can anyone who has been watching closely since the Tigers obtained him a trade prior to the deadline late last month. "Oh my God" Brayan Pena said of the play in the sixth. "I think the more we see him I think he's going to get much much better and much more fun for everybody to watch. Unbelievable. I've never seen anything like that." Josh Phegley hit a broken-bat flare just past the outstretched glove of Doug Fister with one out in the sixth. Iglesias charged on the play leaned forward and as he was falling to the ground barehanded the ball and threw it to first in one sweeping motion. Prince Fielder did a nice job to adjust to catch the ball and Phegley was called out on a close play.
Tigers' Jose Iglesias has proven to be as good as advertised when it comes to defensive ability
Michigan Live | Aug 13