Who hit the longest home runs in MLB this week? Here are the Moonshots for 8/24 – 8/30.
If you thought Bryce Harper‘s 470 footer was impressive in last week’s edition of Moonshots, wait to you see which MLB player bested that by 3 ft this week. In literally one of the longest home runs of the season, this player jumps to the two-slot with a 473 ft bomb.
Now, before we jump to it, we found our information by utilizing Statcast data which can be found on Baseball Savant. Any home runs that couldn’t be found, we used RotoGrinders’ twitter page @MLBExitVelocity. We then compiled our data on a spreadsheet and sorted by distance.
Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Moonshots in MLB for the week beginning August 24–30.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 25, 2020
Trevor Story | DST: 449 ft | EV: 106.9 mph
Trevor Story is often criticized for striking out too much. Despite this negative attribute, however, he continues to perform like one of the best players in MLB. In this home run, Story takes Taylor Clarke deep to left. It’s his 11th career home run in Chase Field.
There has been an ejection. pic.twitter.com/oE2AF4jTd6
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 30, 2020
David Bote | DST: 449 ft | EV: 108 mph
Last week, tensions flared between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds leading to a number of players being ejected. Well, prior to the “brawl” David Bote absolutely demolished a baseball bringing the Cubs within 1 R at the top of the 4th inning.
While it may not be the most effective technique, smashing dingers is undoubtably the most enjoyable way to tend to your landscaping. pic.twitter.com/16MHszYKRL
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 29, 2020
Eloy Jimenez | DST: 452 ft | EV: 111.1 mph
The Chicago White Sox are on the come and one of those reasons is because of this Moonshot off the bat of Eloy Jimenez into the shrubs in Chicago. A word of advice, turn the volume up!
A Subway Slam. pic.twitter.com/Yws1eKtSlX
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 30, 2020
Gary Sanchez | DST: 453 ft | EV: 108 mph
The New York Yankees were on the brink of falling out of the playoff race this weekend against the New York Mets. They were in the midst of a 7-game losing streak and in desperate need of wins. In this at-bat, a struggling Gary Sanchez hits one of the longest home runs you’ll ever see in the Bronx. What’s more, it led to a much needed Yankee victory.
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) August 26, 2020
Matt Olson | DST: 453 ft | EV: 110.9 mph
Matt Olson continues to demolish baseballs and after missing last week’s Moonshots, he makes a return with a 2-run bomb deep to right-center, breaking a tie with the Texas Rangers.
— Marlins (@Marlins) August 30, 2020
Garrett Cooper | DST: 455 ft | EV: 109.6 mph
Garrett Cooper has 1 HR this season. It just so happens to be the 5th longest home run of the week, which traveled over Autonation Alley in Marlins Park.
So LONG, baseball!
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 29, 2020
Christian Yelich | DST: 460 ft | EV: 112 mph
Christian Yelich isn’t having the type of season we have become accustomed to over the last two years. He’s hitting below the Mendoza Line and features an OPS nearly .100 points below his average. In this home run, however, Yelich turned back the clocks and gave us a taste of the MVP winner we’ve all come to know and love.
— AT&T SportsNet™ | RM (@ATTSportsNetRM) August 29, 2020
Matt Kemp | DST: 468 ft | EV: 109.6 mph
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 26, 2020
Marcell Ozuna | DST: 469 ft | EV: 109.4 mph
Prior to the scheduled start of the 2020 MLB season, Marcell Ozuna struggled to get a contract from an MLB team. Fortunately, the Atlanta Braves took a chance on the slugger and boy has he delivered. So far this season, he’s posted a .538 SLG. Here’s the second-longest home run hit off of Gerrit Cole last week.
.@ronaldacunajr24's first at-bat back from the injured list:
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 26, 2020
Ronald Acuña Jr. | DST: 473 ft | EV: 114 mph
Ronald Acuña Jr. spent 10-days (8/15-8/25) on the IL with left wrist inflammation and upon returning, against Gerrit Cole and the Yankees, he catapulted himself near the top of the list of longest home runs hit in 2020. Leading off, Acuña took Cole’s 6th pitch of the at-bat deep to left field.
Longest Home Runs of the 2020 MLB Season
- Giancarlo Stanton – 483 ft
- Ronald Acuña Jr. – 473 ft
- Bryce Harper – 470 ft
- Marcell Ozuna – 469 ft
- Matt Kemp – 468 ft | 109.6 EV
- Aaron judge – 468 ft | 107.4 EV
- Teoscar Hernandez – 466 ft | 115.9 EV
- Juan Soto – 466 ft | 112.9 EV
- Eloy Jimenez – 466 ft | 105.2 EV
- Juan Soto – 463 ft