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 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 31 to September 6.
448 feet, as the Parrot flies. pic.twitter.com/OdFhYpMrAP
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 6, 2020
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.
449 ft. to dead center? Yeah, that deserves a peek or two. pic.twitter.com/HvaKTJAV8r
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 1, 2020
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.
— Pirates (@Pirates) September 3, 2020
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.
STICKS AND THE CITI.
— Marlins (@Marlins) August 31, 2020
Garrett Cooper | DST: 451 | EV: 109.7
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) September 6, 2020
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.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 6, 2020
Marcell Ozuna | DST: 110.9 | EV: 453
DO NOT make a mistake to this man. pic.twitter.com/DKYXZljLNn
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 4, 2020
Luis Robert | DST: 458 | EV: 113
Here he is again. You know what? Just watch.
— Houston Astros (@astros) September 6, 2020
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.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 5, 2020
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.
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) September 2, 2020
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.