Prep baseball all star games tend to get attention from MLB scouts and college baseball coaches and … not a whole lot of other people. The high school level of the sport doesn’t have quite the name recognition of prep football or basketball, leading to a general lack of exposure of even the best prospects on the board.
Of course, a lack of exposure hardly means a decrease in talent. Case in point: The remarkable grab you see in the video directly above.
As brought to Prep Rally's attention by Bob's Blitz, the player making that catch of a career is Terrence Turner-Blair, a rising senior at Baltimore (Md.) Northwestern High. Competing in the annual Big26 contest, a summer all-star contest between the best players in Maryland and Pennsylvania, Turner-Blair flat out robbed an unidentified Pennsylvania batter who had the sheer misfortune of drilling a deep fly to center in the absolute outer realm of where Turner-Blair could get to.
Make no mistake: Turner-Blair had to go all-out to reach the deep fly, too. The budding superstar went to full extension to get the ball in the lip of his glove, then somehow held on for a fantastic snow cone grab that got fans in Harrisburg, Pa. out of their seats.
Unsurprisingly, the catch was the standout play of the game, earning Turner-Blair Big26 MVP honors as a result. Whether he continues on to play professionally remains to be seen, but he’s already proving that he has the athleticism to eventually compete at that level.