Watch Giants prospect Brett Auerbach make fearless catch, fly into netting

Watch Giants prospect Auerbach take flight for fearless catch originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Brett Auerbach might have made the catch of the year.

The Giants' minor leaguer, currently playing for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels, hurled himself into the netting behind home plate Saturday night and somehow made a jaw-dropping catch.

Auerbach's catch happened in the sixth inning of the Flying Squirrels' 8-4 win over the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park. It deservedly went viral on social media and was named the top play of the day by ESPN's "SportsCenter."

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The 24-year-old catcher also contributed at the dish, going 2-for-5 with one run scored and three RBI.

In 93 games for Double-A Richmond this summer, Auerbach is batting .215/.310/.387 with 15 doubles and 15 home runs.

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Auerbach is no longer listed as a top-30 prospect for the Giants by, but Fangraphs ranks him as 31st-best in the system.

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