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Moonshots: The Longest Home Runs of the Week in MLB (8/31 – 9/6)

Longest Home Runs, MLB

Who hit the longest home runs in MLB this week? Here are the Moonshots for 8/31 – 9/6.

If you thought Ronald Acuna Jr.‘s 473-foot blast was impressive in last week’s edition of Moonshots, wait to you see which MLB player bested that by 7 ft this week. In literally one of the longest home runs of the season, this player jumps to the two-slot with a 480 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 31 to September 6.

Edwin Encarnacion | DST: 448 | EV: 109.4

As the Chicago White Sox dominate the AL Central, they also dominate this list, occupying three slots on top of the featured image (DOWNLOAD IT HERE!). This blast, by Edwin Encarnacion would extend the Sox’s lead over the Kansas City Royals 5-0. Stay for the parrot.

Luis Robert | DST: 449 | EV: 111.2

Luis Robert was one of the most highly touted acquisitions by the White Sox leading into the 2020 MLB season and boy has he lived up to the hype.  At just 22 years old, he already presents as a seasoned veteran and is poised to win the AL Rookie of the Year award.

Colin Moran | DST: 450 | EV: 110.8

Colin Moran makes his debut in our ‘Moonshots’ series with this stadium-clearing 450-foot blast. Fear the beard indeed.

Garrett Cooper | DST: 451 | EV: 109.7

Garrett Cooper comes back for another Moonshot this week. Though this one wasn’t hit quite as far, it was definitely hit harder… and off of Jacob deGrom. There should be extra points for that.

Darin Ruf | DST: 109.5 | EV: 453

One of the longest home runs of the week came off the bat of Darin Ruf – another newbie – against none other than Madison Bumgarner, spoiling his return to Oracle Park in San Francisco. This one would extend the San Francisco Giants lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1.

Marcell Ozuna | DST: 110.9 | EV: 453

Marcell Ozuna returns for a second-straight week with a mammoth shot off of Patrick Corbin. This home run, the 13th of the year for the slugger, was, as the announcer says, “assassinated.”

Luis Robert | DST: 458 | EV: 113

Here he is again. You know what? Just watch.

Carlos Correa | DST: 461 | EV: 107.9

Though it was only his 4th home run of the season, Carlos Correa hit into the rocks in Angel Stadium and places him 3rd in this weeks list of the longest home runs in MLB.

Austin Riley | DST: 471 | EV: 107.2

Austin Riley makes his return to the top 10 list for the first time in 5-weeks. This one is good enough to place him in the top five for the season, let alone the week. Do yourself a favor, crank up the sound for this shot.

Alex Dickerson | DST: 480 | EV: 109

And last but not least, Alex Dickerson delivers the 2nd longest home run of the 2020 season, continuing to build on a magical season in which he is posting career high’s in OBP (.347) and SLG (.538). Dickerson is one of the main reasons why the San Francisco Giants have catapulted themselves into the playoff picture this year.

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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