Watch Jose Iglesias Come out of Nowhere to Rob David Ortiz with Sick Catch

Doug MeadCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2013

When the Detroit Tigers acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox in July, they knew they were getting a slick defender.

On Thursday in the top of the third inning of Game 5 of the ALCS with his former team, Iglesias showed exactly why the Tigers wanted him. 

Positioned on the other side of second base in a patented shift with designated hitter David Ortiz at the plate, Iglesias was certainly not in the right spot to catch a fly ball in short left field.

That's exactly what Iglesias did, flashing both great speed and incredible hand-eye coordination in making the catch after a full sprint of at least 100 feet.

To say that experts and pundits were blown away would be an understatement:

Fans on Twitter chimed in with their thoughts as well:

The Tigers ultimately lost 4-3, but they'll certainly remember this particular play by Iglesias, and they'll be happy he's in Motown for the foreseeable future as well.