Home Run Damage Report, 2014 World Series

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This report covers games from the World Series

Most damaging, fastest off the bat, closest to straight center, and most line drive: Hunter Pence, 108.6 mph, 84.6 degree exit angle, 65 feet, 2.38 HRD

Most average: Gregor Blanco, -0.02 HRD

Least damaging: Salvador Perez, -1.20 HRD

Slowest off the bat and most towering: Mike Moustakas, 100 mph, 107 feet, -0.90 HRD


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 NLCS and ALCS

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This report covers games from the AL and NL Championship Series

ALCS

Most damaging and fastest off the bat: Ryan Flaherty, 114.2 mph, 4.06 HRD

Most average and closest to straight center: Mike Moustakas, 81.8 degree exit angle, -0.47 HRD

Least damaging and slowest off the bat: Mike Moustakas, 97.5 mph, -2.19 HRD

Most towering: Alcides Escobar, 107 feet, -1.63 HRD

Most line drive: Adam Jones, 60 feet,  1.51 HRD

NLCS

Most damaging and fastest off the bat: Travis Ishikawa, 109.7 mph, 1.83 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00) and closest to straight center: Tony Cruz, 113.3 degree exit angle, 0.07 HRD

Least Damaging, slowest off the bat, and most towering: Joe Panik, 94.4 mph, 122 feet, -5.30 HRD

Most Line Drive: Kolten Wong, 55 feet,  0.11 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Wild Card and Division Series

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This report covers games from the AL and NL Wild Card games and Division Series

Wild Card and Division Series

Most Damaging: Bryce Harper, 4.30 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Albert Pujols, 0.10 HRD

Least Damaging: Nelson Cruz, -3.88 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Bryce Harper, 114.2 mph, 4.30 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Nelson Cruz, 95.2 mph, -3.88 HRD

Most Towering: Bryce Harper, 133 feet, -3.49 HRD

Most Line Drive: Nick Markakis, 45 feet,  0.99 HRD

Closest to straight center: Brandon Moss, 89.5 degree exit angle, 2.04 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


2014 Regular Season Home Run Damage Report

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I ran a home run damage report for every week this season, but what were the best and worst home runs this year? Enjoy!


Most Damaging: David Ortiz vs. Masahiro Tanaka on 4/22/2014 – 482 feet (Standard), 119.9 mph, 7.37 HRD

Longest True Distance: Mike Trout vs. Jason Vargas on 6/27/2014 – 489 feet, 113.4 mph, 5.76 HRD

Longest Standard Distance: Giancarlo Stanton vs. Eric Stults on 4/4/2014 – 484 feet, 118.8 mph, 7.15 HRD

Most Average Home Run (Tie): Giancarlo Stanton vs. Alex Wood on 4/29/2014 – 391 feet, 103.4 mph, 0.00 HRD

                                                                J.J. Hardy vs. Justin Masterson on 8/8/2014 – 391 feet, 103.4 mph, 0.00 HRD

Least Damaging: Nick Castellanos vs. Hector Noesi on 7/30/2014 – 313 feet, 90.8 mph, -6.00 HRD

(It surprised me to see this home run as the weakest and slowest this year. ESPN Home Run Tracker says this home run gained 38 feet due to wind and was a full mile per hour slower than the next slowest home run.)

Least Damaging (using True Distance): Chris Davis vs. Erik Bedard on 6/17/2014 – 318 feet, 93 mph, -5.30 HRD

Shortest True Distance: David Ortiz vs. Brad Peacock on 8/16/2014 – 318 feet, 95.4 mph, -4.75 HRD

Shortest Standard Distance: Jose Abreu vs. Chad Bettis on 4/8/2014 – 286 feet, 97.1 mph, -5.65 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Zach Walters vs. Alex Cobb on 9/28/2014 – 406 feet, 122 mph, 4.84 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Nick Castellanos vs. Hector Noesi on 7/30/2014 – 313 feet, 90.8 mph, -4.85 HRD

Most Towering: Corey Dickerson vs. Dan Haren on 9/16/2014 – 333 feet, 107 mph, 171 foot apex, -1.51 HRD

Most Line Drive: Nelson Cruz vs. Felix Hernandez on 7/25/2014 – 357 feet, 113.8 mph, 41 foot apex,  1.00 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Weeks 24 and 25

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This report covers games from Saturday, September 13th through Sunday, September 28th.

Week 24 (9/13-9/19)

Most Damaging: Ian Desmond, 5.13 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Russell Martin, 0.03 HRD

Least Damaging: David Lough, -4.58 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Ian Desmond, 115.9 mph, 5.13 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: David Lough, 93 mph, -4.58 HRD

Most Towering: Corey Dickerson, 171 feet, -1.51 HRD

Most Line Drive: Yan Gomes, 50 feet,  -1.05 HRD

Closest to straight center: Yoenis Cespedes, 89.9 degree exit angle, 1.49 HRD

 

Week 25 (9/20-9/28)

Most Damaging: Avisail Garcia, 5.64 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Yasmani Grandal, 0.01 HRD

Least Damaging: Brian McCann, -3.79 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Zach Walters, 122 mph, 4.84 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Brian McCann, 94.2 mph, -3.79 HRD

Most Towering: Devin Mesoraco, 141 feet, -0.74 HRD

Most Line Drive: Jay Bruce, 51 feet,  2.01 HRD

Closest to straight center: Anthony Gose, 90 degree exit angle, 1.80 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Week 24

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This report covers games from Saturday, September 6th through Friday, September 12th.

 

Most Damaging: Matt Holliday, 4.81 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Buster Posey, 0.00 HRD

Least Damaging: Colby Rasmus, -4.29 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Matt Holliday, 115.8 mph, 4.81 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Yunel Escobar, 94.3 mph, -3.94 HRD

Most Towering: Matt Clark, 142 feet, -2.68 HRD

Most Line Drive: Leonys Martin, 48 feet,  -0.42 HRD

Closest to straight center: Michael McKenry, 90 degree exit angle, 3.10 HRD

 

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Weeks 22 and 23

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This report covers games from Saturday, August 23rd through Friday, September 5th.

Week 22 (8/23-8/29)

Most Damaging: Mike Napoli, 4.70 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Michael Choice, 0.00 HRD

Least Damaging: Lonnie Chisenhall, -4.85 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Mike Napoli, 115 mph, 4.70 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Lonnie Chisenhall, 92.6 mph, -4.85 HRD

Most Towering: Corey Dickerson, 144 feet, 2.22 HRD

Most Line Drive: Jacoby Ellsbury, 51 feet,  -0.55 HRD

Closest to straight center: Jorge Soler, 89.1 degree exit angle, 0.51 HRD

 

Week 23 (8/30-9/5)

Most Damaging: Edwin Encarnacion, 4.31 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Kolten Wong, -0.03 HRD

Least Damaging: J.D. Martinez, -4.60 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Jose Bautista, 115.5 mph, 3.89 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Brock Holt, 93.3 mph, -3.81 HRD

Most Towering: Ben Paulsen, 136 feet, -2.96 HRD

Most Line Drive: David Ortiz, 48 feet,  -0.55 HRD

Closest to straight center: Bryce Harper, 89.6 degree exit angle, 1.46 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


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