Home Run Damage Report, 2013 Week 8

For an introduction to Home Run Damage along with a list of all 2013 home runs, read this page.

This report covers games from Friday, May 17th through Thursday, May 23rd.

Most Damaging: Colby Rasmus, 5.96 HRD, #2 in 2013, #28 Overall

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Ryan Braun and Chris Dickerson, 0.00 HRD

Least Damaging: Evan Gattis, -4.66 HRD

Highest Perception Score: Pedro Alvarez, 195 HRP, 4.74 HRD

Lowest Perception Score: Mark Reynolds, -31 HRP, -2.51 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Colby Rasmus, 118.1 mph, 5.96 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Evan Gattis, 93.2 mph, -5.96 HRD

Most Towering: Josh Willingham, 130 feet, -0.75 HRD and Mark Trumbo, 130 feet, -0.78 HRD

Most Line Drive: Edwin Encarnacion, 45 feet, -0.89 HRD

Closest to straight center: Mike Trout, 90.0 Degree Exit Angle, 4.15 HRD 

Walk-off: Jason Kipnis, 5/17/13, -3.65 HRD; Freddy Galvis, 5/19/13, -0.70 HRD; Yan Gomes, 5/20/13, -0.83 HRD; Nate McLouth, 5/21/13, 1.86 HRD; Pablo Sandoval, 5/21/13, 4.20 HRD

First Career Home Run: Juan Lagares, -0.73 HRD and David Adams, -2.51 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2013 Week 7

For an introduction to Home Run Damage along with a list of all 2013 home runs, read this page.

This report covers games from Friday, May 10th through Thursday, May 16th.

Most Damaging: Prince Fielder, 4.48 HRD, #13 in 2013, #268 Overall

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Mike Moustakas, 0.00 HRD

Least Damaging: Adrian Beltre, -5.81 HRD

Highest Perception Score: Pablo Sandoval, 158 HRP, -0.60 HRD

Lowest Perception Score: Raul Ibanez, -51 HRP, -3.17 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Albert Pujols, 116.1 mph, 4.23 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Adrian Beltre, 91.2 mph, -5.81 HRD

Most Towering: Todd Helton, 142 feet, 0.61 HRD

Most Line Drive: Adam Jones, 43 feet, -3.16 HRD

Closest to straight center: Lucas Duda, 90.0 Degree Exit Angle, 0.93 HRD 

Walk-off: Evan Longoria, 5/11/13, 4.11 HRD and Andrew McCutchen, 5/14/13, -0.78 HRD

First Career Home Run: Derek Dietrich, 1.49 HRD; Avisail Garcia, 0.40 HRD; Donald Lutz, -1.40 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2013 Week 6

For an introduction to Home Run Damage along with a list of all 2013 home runs, read this page.

This report covers games from Friday, May 3rd through Thursday, May 9th.

Most Damaging: David Wright, 5.33 HRD – #3 in 2013, #78 overall

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Guillermo Quiroz, 0.01 HRD

Least Damaging: Mark DeRosa, -4.72 HRD

Highest Perception Score: David Ross, 206 HRP, 2.67 HRD

Lowest Perception Score: Dustin Pedroia, -58 HRP, -3.75 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: David Wright, 115.5 mph, 5.33 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Victor Martinez, 92.6 mph, -4.45 HRD

Most Towering: Asdrubal Cabrera, 141 feet, -2.88 HRD

Most Line Drive: Adam Lind, 50 feet, 1.02 HRD

Closest to straight center: Michael Cuddyer, 90.2 Degree Exit Angle, 1.46 HRD and Mark DeRosa, 90.2 Degree Exit Angle, 0.91 HRD

Walk-off: Buster Posey, 5/3/13, 0.69 HRD, Guillermo Quiroz, 5/4/13, 0.01 HRD, Shin-Soo Choo 5/7/13, 0.53 HRD

First Career Home Run: Aaron Hicks, 0.72 HRD; Marcell Ozuna, -1.90 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2013 Week 5

For an introduction to Home Run Damage along with a list of all 2013 home runs, read this page.

This report covers games from Friday, April 26th through Thursday, May 2nd.

Most Damaging: Mark Trumbo, 6.83 - #1 in 2013, #8 overall

Least Damaging: Adrian Gonzalez, -4.17

Highest Perception Score*: Mark Trumbo, 225 HRP, 6.83 HRD

Lowest Perception Score: Dioner Navarro, -58 HRP, -1.47 HRD

*This is a new invention this week where I attempt to rank home runs based on how far it “looks like” it went. I will explain it at a greater depth on Monday at Beyond the Box Score.

Fastest off the Bat: Mark Trumbo, 120.1 mph, 6.83 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Brennan Boesch, 94.6 mph, -3.23 HRD

Most Towering: Josh Willingham, 143 feet, -0.91 HRD

Most Line Drive: Domonic Brown, 47 feet, 0.58 HRD

Closest to straight center: Howie Kendrick, 89.9 Degree Exit Angle, -0.20 HRD

Walk-off: Brandon Moss, 4/29/13, -2.69 HRD

First Career Home Run: Joe Mahoney, 1.71 HRD; Nolan Arenado, 1.08 HRD; Jedd Gyorko, -1.64 HRD; Hector Gimenez, -1.79 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2013 Week 4

For an introduction to Home Run Damage along with a list of all 2013 home runs, read this page.

This report covers games from Friday, April 19th through Thursday, April 25th.

*I changed Home Run Damage to calculate using the Standard Distance instead of the True Distance. You can read about the difference between the two in the Home Run Tracker glossary.

Most Damaging: John Buck, 4.14 - #9 in 2013, #449 overall

Least Damaging: Matt Holliday, -5.48

Fastest off the Bat: Bryce Harper, 117.1 mph, 4.00 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Fernando Martinez, 92.3 mph, -4.73 HRD

Most Towering: Chris Carter, 144 feet, 0.40 HRD

Most Line Drive: Matt Carpenter, 51 feet, 1.31 HRD

Closest to straight center: Alex Gordon, 90.1 degree exit angle, 3.14 HRD

Walk-off: Mark Trumbo, 4/21/13, 1.55 HRD, Howie Kendrick, 4/23/13, 0.72 HRD, and Jordany Valdespin, 4/24/13, -2.90 HRD

First Career Home Run: Wade Miley, 1.43 HRD, Leonys Martin, 1.24 HRD, and Oswaldo Arcia, 0.02 HRD.

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2013 Week 3

For an introduction to Home Run Damage along with a list of all 2013 home runs, read this page.

This report covers games from Friday, April 12th through Thursday, April 18th.

Most Damaging: Anthony Rizzo, 5.72 – #1 in 2013, #47 overall

Least Damaging: Will Venable, -5.02

Fastest off the Bat: Kyle Blanks, 117.4 mph, 4.62 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Will Venable, 92.1 mph, -5.02 HRD

Most Towering: David DeJesus, 141 feet, 0.18 HRD

Most Line Drive: Brandon Crawford, 49 feet, -1.01 HRD

Closest to straight center: Yan Gomes, 89.9 degree exit angle, 0.75 HRD

Walk-off: Josh Donaldson, 4/12/13, -3.82 HRD and Matt Wieters, 4/18/13, -1.95 HRD

First Career Home Run: Eric Stults, -0.20 HRD, Didi Gregorius, -0.32 HRD, and Nate Freiman, -0.87 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2013 Week 2

For an introduction to Home Run Damage along with a list of all 2013 home runs, read this page.

This report covers games from Friday, April 5th through Thursday, April 11th.

Most Damaging: Mike Napoli, 5.22 – #2 in 2013, #101 overall

Least Damaging: Coco Crisp, -4.88

Fastest off the Bat: Mike Napoli, 115.7 mph, 5.22 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Coco Crisp, 91.6 mph, -4.88 HRD

Most Towering: Alex Avila, 141 feet, -2.51 HRD

Most Line Drive: Will Middlebrooks, 48 feet, 0.97 HRD

Closest to straight center: Travis Hafner, 90.0 degree exit angle, 0.39 HRD

Walk-off: Justin Upton, 4/6/13, 0.66 HRD and Dayan Viciedo, 4/7/13, -0.10 HRD

First Career Home Run: Eduardo Escobar, 0.51 HRD and Jean Segura, 0.12 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


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