What were the longest homers hit in MLB? Here are the Moonshots for the week 8/3 – 8/9.
Last week, the Top 10 homers by distance (aka “Moonshots”) were separated by just 10 feet. Also, some of the names on this list are not exactly who you would expect.
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 3 – 9.
*Googles cover of Lethal Weapon*
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) August 10, 2020
Matt Chapman | Distance: 444 ft | Exit Velocity: 109.1 mph
With the Oakland Athletics ahead of the Houston Astros by the score of 3-0, Matt Chapman drove the first pitch he saw off the hand of Christian Javier to deep left-center. The A’s would go on to win the game 7-2, extending their league-leading record to 12-4.
Mike Trout | Distance: 444 ft | Exit Velocity: 109.7 mph
Upon returning to the Los Angeles Angels after the birth of his son, Mike Trout proceeded to go on a home-run tear. This would be his fourth homer in four days and would give the Halos a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning against the Texas Rangers.
Chadwick Tromp goes yard for the second time in as many days, crushing this ball 445 feet for his second career homer. pic.twitter.com/4PGVpP4pDW
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 4, 2020
Chadwick Tromp | Distance: 445 ft | Exit Velocity: 101.3 mph
With the San Francisco Giants trailing the Colorado Rockies 1-0 in the top of the third inning, Chadwick Tromp lead off the inning, driving the fifth pitch off of the hand of Chi Chi Gonzalez to deep center field, tying the game. Unfortunately, the Giants would lose the game by a score of 6-7.
David Peralta | Distance: 445 ft | Exit Velocity: 109.9 mph
With the Arizona Diamondbacks already leading the Astros 11-6, David Peralta took a first-pitch Brandon Bailey fastball deep to right-center field. This would extend the lead for the Diamondbacks 12-6. It is the only home run Peralta has hit this season so far.
— Pirates (@Pirates) August 6, 2020
Gregory Polanco | Distance: 446 ft | Exit Velocity: 109.7 mph
With the Pittsburgh Pirates trailing the Minnesota Twins 3-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Gregory Polanco smacks a 3-run Moonshot into the Allegheny River. This too is Polanco’s only homer of the 2020 MLB season.
Trevor Story | Distance: 447 ft | Exit Velocity: 104 mph
With the game scoreless in the bottom of the 6th inning, Trevor Story stepped up to the plate against Wandy Peralta. After taking the first two pitches, Story would put the Rockies on the board with a solo-blast to left field.
Jorge Soler | Distance: 448 ft | Exit Velocity: 108.4 mph
With the game tied in the bottom of the fourth inning, Jorge Soler took a 1-2 Cody Stashak breaking ball to deep center field. This home run gave the Kansas City Royals a 7-4 lead over the AL Central-leading Twins.
Yoan Moncada | Distance: 448 ft | Exit Velocity: 108.4 mph
With the Cleveland Indians leading the Chicago White Sox 7-0, Yoan Moncada took the second pitch out of Cam Hill‘s hand in the 8th inning for a no-doubt-about-er to right field. It would cut the lead to 7-1. This would be Moncada’s third homer of the season.
Raffy made that one look easy! pic.twitter.com/7MFMxPG7bP
— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 9, 2020
Rafael Devers | Distance: 449 ft | Exit Velocity: 108
So far, this MLB season has been rather forgettable for both the Boston Red Sox (6-10) and Rafael Devers. However, this at-bat against Matt Shoemaker of the Toronto Blue Jays nearly put Raffy at the top of this list. With the Red Sox trailing the Blue Jays 2-3, Devers drilled the first pitch of the at-bat for a homer deep to center, right beneath the “Black Lives Matter” sign in Fenway Park.
Domingo Santana | Distance: 454 ft | Exit Velocity: 110.9
The Indians didn’t need any more runs against the White Sox, but when Domingo Santana saw an 89 mph meatball in his sweet spot, he just couldn’t resist. The result, the longest Moonshot of the week, deep to right-center field.