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Crikey! Colorado Rockies prospect crashes through outfield wall in Australia (video)

Meet Tyler Massey. He’s a 24-year-old prospect in the Colorado Rockies organization. Now that you have met him — so to speak — watch how Massey meets an outfield wall while making a leaping catch during a game Down Under.

Here it is in GIF form, via MLB on Tumblr (by way of Sporting News):

Massey is on loan to the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League. He was drafted by the Rockies in the 14th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft. And now he’s run through a wall playing baseball in Australia. Crikey.

The catch is reminiscent of a play in 1991 when Chicago White Sox minor league outfielder Rodney McCray crashed through an outfield wall to make a spectacular catch.

Although on second thought, McCray’s crash looked much, much more painful. Yikes.