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Moonshots: The Longest Homers in MLB, 8/24 – 8/30 (VIDEOS)

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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 SavantAny 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.

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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


Matt Kemp | DST: 468 ft | EV: 109.6 mph

 


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.


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

  1. Giancarlo Stanton – 483 ft
  2. Ronald Acuña Jr. – 473 ft
  3. Bryce Harper – 470 ft
  4. Marcell Ozuna – 469 ft
  5. Matt Kemp – 468 ft | 109.6 EV
  6. Aaron judge – 468 ft | 107.4 EV
  7. Teoscar Hernandez – 466 ft | 115.9 EV
  8. Juan Soto – 466 ft | 112.9 EV
  9. Eloy Jimenez – 466 ft | 105.2 EV
  10. Juan Soto – 463 ft

Having grown up in Washington Heights, a small Dominican neighborhood just one mile away from Yankee Stadium, Manny is a life-long Yankees fan. He began pursuing his passion for writing about baseball in March 2018 when he co-founded a small baseball media company called Welcome to THE SHOW. Manny is also a contributor at Call to the Pen. Follow Manny on twitter @MannyGo3.

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