In January, Baseball America named Trayce Thompson as the ‘Best Athlete’ and ‘Best Defensive Outfielder’ in the Chicago White Sox’s farm system. After seeing a play Thompson made Saturday night in the Birmingham Barons’ (White Sox’s Double-A affiliate) game against the Mississippi Braves, you understand why Baseball America recognized his athletic and defensive skills.

Thompson ran a very long way to the wall in foul territory down the left field line, before making an awesome leaping catch:


Thompson’s play may even impress this former Barons outfielder that knows a thing or two about leaping ability:

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