Minor Leaguer Zach Welz Dives over Outfield Fence to Steal Home Run

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistAugust 25, 2016

Minor leaguer Zach Welz went all out to prevent a home run on Wednesday night.

Playing for the Los Angeles Angels' Double-A affiliate, the Arkansas Travelers outfielder dove over the wall to rob Tulsa's Cody Bellinger of a two-run homer. 

The play-by-play announcer couldn't believe it, calling a home run before slowly realizing what had unfolded. 

As NBCSports.com's Craig Calcaterra noted, it was a successful duplicate of the play Torii Hunter attempted to make during the 2013 American League Championship Series. Except he fell shy of catching David Ortiz's game-tying grand slam.

Welz is hitting just .188 (9-for-48) in 18 Double-A games, but he has now filed a worthwhile submission for catch of the year.

[MiLB.com, h/t NBCSports.com]