Social Saturday: Juan Perez’s Spectacular Diving Catch

By Melissa Felkins

Juan Perez’s Diving Catch

This week’s Social Saturday should really be named Spectacular Saturday because, well, that’s exactly what it was. In Friday night’s 4-2 win over Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, Juan Perez made a spectacular catch. No really, I mean it. See for yourself if you haven’t already.

I know Eric talked about the catch in his post and through in a GIF of it, but I thought it was special enough to post again. It really may have saved the game, which gave Kershaw the Loss, and a Madison Bumgarner a much deserved, and owed, Win.

I look am hopeful and look forward to Perez being able to hit big league pitching. I think even if he could hit .260, it would be enough to justify him in left field, or even center field, on a somewhat regular basis. But he’s not there just yet. He’s only hitting .203 with the Giants this season in 24 game, however he did hit .293 in Fresno.

I’d like to think he’s the CF of the future, but he’s almost 27, so he may just be a Brett Pill waiting to happen. At any rate, I’d like to see him more in the outfield, and not just in September. Did you see him try to climb the wall to catch Juan Uribe‘s home run last night?

Sep 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder

Juan Perez

(2) and center fielder

Angel Pagan

(16) are unable to catch a two-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe (not pictured) in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

What do you guys think? Could Juan Perez be the solution we’re looking for in Left field, or will he always be a bench player?