In all of 11 games since being traded from Boston, new Detroit third baseman/shortstop Jose Iglesias — a timely replacement for Jhonny Peralta, who took a PED suspension — has made quite an impression with his fielding.
The backhand stop deep in the hole? Check.
The bouncey dribbler up the middle for a double play ain't no thing to handle.
Even on infield singles, he's making batters work for every inch.
But Monday's diving, mid-air hurl to first while sprawled out was his finest moment to date.
He's got eyes on first base while barely gripping the ball and with a toe on the ground for leverage.
Yeah, Iglesias probably won't be moving away from shortstop any time soon.