The baseball world is still abuzz over the home run Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hit last evening. If you haven’t already, or maybe you want to see it again, here ya go…
That one got out of there in a hurry. But that wasn’t even Stanton’s “fastest” home run of the season. Here’s some Giancarlo Stanton home run facts courtesy of the folks with the ESPN Stats & Information Group via hitttrackeronline.com.
– Let’s start with the obvious. Stanton’s average “true” distance is 426.5 feet. Second on that list is Mike Trout at 421.8 feet. And just for a bit of fun, 426 feet will get you 71 packages of Bubble Tape.
– Speaking of in a hurry, the fastest a Stanton home run has left his bat traveled at a rate of 119.9 mph. It wasn’t last night’s homer either, which was 110.7. He cranked that one off Stephen Fife of the Los Angeles Dodgers (video link).
– Last night’s home run traveled the least distance of any Stanton home run this season…by 25 feet. That goes for “true” distance and standard distance. Last night’s homer: 366 true and 365 standard.
– So you want the longest, I bet. How about one with a “true” distance of 484 feet (standard was 482)?
Longest in the bigs this season by two feet.
– All of Stanton’s home runs would have been out in no less than 16 MLB parks! Of his 19 home runs, an astounding 18 would have been home runs in no less than 26 parks! In using the Marlins Park overlay, all were home runs at his home stadium. Pitcher’s park my eye…
– Only three home runs, including last night’s, have traveled a “true” distance less than 400 feet. And a total of two, based on standard distance, were under 400.
– Stephen Fife and Marco Estrada have served up a Stanton homer twice, most of any opposing pitcher. And as you would figure, both came in the same game. Got a feeling he’ll get a couple more within the NL East before the season is over. He already owns homers off Julio Teheran and Stephen Strasburg.
Yes, Giancarlo Stanton is a bad man…
(Call to Marlins subreddit user, VoiceOverDan)