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Article: 2018 Twins Highlights: Longest Home Runs

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#1 Tom Froemming

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:12 PM

Eddie Rosario led the Twins with 24 home runs, followed by Max Kepler with 20 and Brian Dozier with 16, but neither of those three are represented among the players who slugged the five longest home runs for the Twins in 2018. Who made the list? Come check it out.Here 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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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:44 PM

Do you get more runs for longer home runs?If not, who cares.

 

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:58 PM

 

Do you get more runs for longer home runs?If not, who cares.

C'mon Mike, have a 'lil fun.

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#4 Carole Keller

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:39 PM

Do you get more runs for longer home runs?If not, who cares.


Oh bah, humbug! Harrrumph!
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#5 DocBauer

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:44 PM

I remember watching the Cave and Austin home runs in particular.

While HR totals were obviously down this year, I find the average distance measurements to be very interesting. Would tell me Cave's and Garver's power shouldn't be denied, speaks to potential for 2019.

Man I miss Escobar and want him back!

Can we just fast forward through the holidays, the hot stove league, and just get to February again?
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 12:01 AM

Oh bah, humbug! Harrrumph!

quit stealing my material!
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 02:07 AM

 

Do you get more runs for longer home runs?If not, who cares.

 

Neither reading, nor responding, are being forced upon you. It's perfectly OK to completely ignore a topic if it doesn't interest you, rather than attempting to drag everyone else down that it does.

 

It borders on trolling, which is frowned upon.

 

http://twinsdaily.co...olicy/?p=164092

 

 

I care.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 05:53 AM

 

Neither reading, nor responding, are being forced upon you. It's perfectly OK to completely ignore a topic if it doesn't interest you, rather than attempting to drag everyone else down that it does.

 

It borders on trolling, which is frowned upon.

 

http://twinsdaily.co...olicy/?p=164092

 

 

I care.

Not trolling I read the entire article like I do all the articles and as usual I enjoy reading them.Sometimes I enjoy seeing what reactions a comment gets.I am interested in how many homeruns and in what situations they are hit, but you are right, the distance does not interest me any more. 

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:42 AM

As a fan of Harmon Killebrew when I was younger, I am a fan of long homeruns. The two upper deck shots at Metropolitan Stadium on consecutive days (522 feet and 469 feet) were things of beauty.
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#10 Carole Keller

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:07 AM

quit stealing my material!


Pffft. Be quicker next time, old man.
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:21 AM

I’m not impressed by Sano anymore either. If you swing for the fences every at bat and don’t care that you strike out 35% of the time I’m sure you will run into one every now and again
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 10:24 PM

quit stealing my material!


Good artists just borrow.

Great artists steal.

Or so i been told...

(Thanks for the batting practice. Keep servin' 'em up and lets see how far i can knock 'em.)
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Posted 22 October 2018 - 09:29 PM

 

Not trolling I read the entire article like I do all the articles and as usual I enjoy reading them.Sometimes I enjoy seeing what reactions a comment gets.I am interested in how many homeruns and in what situations they are hit, but you are right, the distance does not interest me any more. 

For some people a long home run by one of our players is a beautiful thing. 

 

We all know that a 500 foot bomb counts for only one run, but please also consider that Jennifer Lawrence is only one woman.

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#14 Tom Froemming

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 02:42 PM

No video, but just for fun here are the top five fastest pitches thrown from the Twins this season:

 

4. 98.4 mph - Fernando Romero, Alan Busenitz, Tyler Kinley

 

3. 98.5 mph - Ryan Pressly, John Curtiss

 

2. 98.6 mph - Fernando Rodney

 

1. 98.9 mph - Ryan Pressly

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 10:02 AM

Long home runs are fun, but meaningless. Remember Byung Ho or Kennys' epic blasts?Where are THEY now?




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