While we’re all busy in the post below dreaming up scenarios in which the Jays could move a guy like Anthony Gose to a club who, unlike Arizona, could actually use him, then take the returns and package it with Adeiny Hechavarria and one of the Lansing arms (and more!) to acquire Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks, there are people less inclined with flights of fancy who would rather just talk about Gose, the future Blue Jay– like Ben Badler of Baseball America, who commented on the fantastic play we see above, which the Las Vegas outfielder made in Sunday’s Future’s Game on a ball hit by Cardinals prospect Oscar Tavares.
“The defensive play of the game went to the Blue Jays’ Gose, who jetted back toward the wall in the third inning when Taveras smashed a ball ticketed for the warning track in center field,” Badler writes. “Gose showed tremendous range, going into a full-out sprint and dive to make the catch, turning what looked like a sure double into a sacrifice fly. He also showed off his arm during warmups, when he launched some missiles when outfielders were throwing to third base and home plate.”
He then quotes an American League scout who is positively glowing about the centre fielder’s play.
“Gose is an elite talent in his own right,” the scout told him, perhaps referring to the fact that his incredible tools have been somewhat overshadowed this year by Reds prospect Billy Hamilton and his 100 stolen bases. “He can play a spectacular center field. Maybe that was the best play of the game—his catch, and then to unleash a 95 mph rocket that was comparable to a Josh Hamilton type arm. That was the most amazing play I saw in the game. To have that presence of mind to unleash an absolute missile.”
Are you listening, teams who may have something Arizona covets?