Houston Astros prospect Conrad Gregor hit his first home run of the season for the Quad Cities RiverBandits on Saturday. What was so special about it? Take a look!
An impressive catch by Gregor’s father who went with an over-the-shoulder technique to make the barehanded catch. It’s a good thing Gregor’s father was there or else that ball was likely headed to the water. You could see Gregor smiling around the bases as he heads to home plate.
Talking to the media after the game, Gregor confirmed it was his dad that made the catch. “That was my dad. It’s a little unbelievable, but I’m glad my parents were here to see it, and when I got back to the dugout, I heard he made a pretty good catch.” Gregor said his parents made the trip for the Memorial Day weekend series, and he may want his dad standing out there for every game.
The 22-year old Gregor was drafted in the 4th round of last year’s MLB Draft. He hit four home runs with the Tri-Ctiy ValleyCats last season, but yesterday was Gregor’s first home run of this season. It took Gregor 42 games to hit number one, but he chose a good day to finally hit one out of the park. Gregor is slashing .307/.413/.425 on the season.