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Moonshots: The Longest Homers in MLB, 8/10-8/16 (VIDEOS)

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Who hit the longest home runs hit in MLB? Here are the Moonshots for the week 8/10 – 8/16.

Last week, MLB fans were treated to a number of moonshots of 450 feet or more. Not only that, unlike last week, onlookers were also treated to four home runs that traveled 460 feet or more, which is four more than the previous week.

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 10 – 16.

Stephen Piscotty | Distance: 454 ft | Exit Velocity: 111.1 mph

With the Oakland Athletics already leading the San Francisco Giants 6-2, Stephen Piscotty decided to pour gasoline on the flames by drilling one of the most majestic shots you’ll see this season. This home run nearly hit the Coca Cola bottle in deep left field Oracle Park.

Matt Olson | Distance: 454 ft | Exit Velocity: 111.1 mph

We stick with the A’s, only this time we’re in Angel Stadium in Anaheim where Matt Olson makes his debut in our Moonshots series. This solo home run, which traveled the same distance and speed off the bat would promptly put Oakland on the board in the first inning.

Gary Sanchez | Distance: 454 ft | Exit Velocity: 109.7 mph

Gary Sanchez (aka “The Kraken”) started to heat up last week for the New York Yankees, connecting for three home runs, all of which averaged 412 feet and 105 mph. This particular shot is one of the furthest hit at Yankee Stadium into the bleachers beyond the opposing team’s bullpen. Make sure to have your SOUND ON for this one!

Brandon Lowe | Distance: 459 ft | Exit Velocity: 108.4 mph

When Boston Red Sox pitcher Kyle Hart delivered a 1-2 fastball over the heart of the plate, Tampa Bay Rays slugger Brandon Lowe just could not resist. This blast flew beyond the bullpen in Fenway Park and extended the Rays’ lead over the Sox 5-3.

Teoscar Hernandez | Distance: 459 ft | Exit Velocity: 110.8 mph

Last week, Teoscar Hernandez went on an absolute tear, delivering two home runs in the top 10 for a total of 925 feet. This homer would extend the lead for the Blue Jays over the Rays 8-4.

Rowdy Tellez | Distance: 459 ft | Exit Velocity: 111.6 mph

If you’re noticing a pattern here, you’re probably right; Rowdy Tellez is the fourth consecutive slugger on this list from the AL East. It is also the third consecutive moonshot to travel exactly 459 feet. What sets this one apart, however, less than 1 mph.

Franmil Reyes | Distance: 462 ft | Exit Velocity: 112.8 mph

Franmil Reyes nearly appeared on this list two times, but just missed the 10-spot by a single foot. This moonshot, on the other hand, would place him 4th on the list despite traveling 460+ feet. What’s more, it would place the Cleveland Indians on the board first against the division rivals Detroit Tigers.

Juan Soto | Distance: 463 ft | Exit Velocity: 108.6 mph

Juan Soto missed a good amount of games after testing positive for COVID-19, but in his first full week back, he absolutely delivered. This home run is first of two impressive home runs that made him place in the top 3 of this list two times!

Juan Soto | Distance: 466 ft | Exit Velocity: 112.9 mph

For a brief moment, Juan Soto had the longest moonshot of the week. Without a question, this is the most impressive home run I’ve seen this season as it soared over the right-field seats and almost out of the stadium. Moments later, however, Teoscar Hernandez struck again.

Teoscar Hernandez | Distance: 466 ft | Exit Velocity: 115.9 mph

In his second home run in the top 10, Teoscar Hernandez exceeded Juan Soto’s moon shot by just 3 mph, making him the home run king for week 3 of the 2020 MLB season. Check back when that home run lands next week for another edition of Moonshots: The Longest Homers in MLB.

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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