2018 Twins Highlights: Longest Home Runs
Image courtesy of © Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY SportsHere are the top-five longest home runs hit by Twins batters in 2018, as measured by Statcast’s projected distance:
5. Logan Morrison, 442 feet off Glenn Sparkman on Aug. 4
4. Jake Cave, 443 feet off Yovani Gallardo on Sept. 1
3. Eduardo Escobar, 443 feet off Josh Tomlin on June 1
*I used exit velocity as the tiebreaker between this and Cave’s bomb.
2. Tyler Austin, 451 feet off Matthew Boyd on Aug. 17
1. Miguel Sano, 455 feet off Mike Fiers on Aug. 25
It’s no surprise to see Sano and Austin top this list, but neither of them led the team in average home run distance this year. That title goes to Cave, whose 13 homers traveled an averaged distance of 419 feet. The runner-up was Mitch Garver, who averaged 408 feet on his seven home runs.
Previous installments of the 2018 Highlights Series:
Walk-Off Wins | I took a look back at all six of the Twins’ walk-off wins from 2018.
Super Rosario and La Tortuga | Eddie Rosario and Willians Astudillo provided excitement in an otherwise down season. Here I reviewed some of their most entertaining moments.
Top Pitching Performances | Here’s a look back at the top five outings of the season as rated by Game Score 2.0.
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