Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Week 20

For an introduction to Home Run Damage read this page.

This report covers games from Saturday, August 9th through Friday, August 15th.

Most Damaging: Giancarlo Stanton, 5.25 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Drew Butera, 0.02 HRD

Least Damaging: Oswaldo Arcia, -4.44 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Giancarlo Stanton, 113.5 mph, 5.25 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Oswaldo Arcia, 93.2 mph, -4.44 HRD

Most Towering: Corey Dickerson, 146 feet, -0.44 HRD

Most Line Drive: Jonathan Schoop, 53 feet,  1.48 HRD

Closest to straight center: Yoenis Cespedes, 90.5 degree exit angle, 1.66 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Weeks 15 through 19

For an introduction to Home Run Damage read this page.

This report covers games from Sunday, July 6th through Friday, August 8th.

Week 15 (7/6-7/12)

Most Damaging: Mike Trout, 3.85 HRD

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

Least Damaging: Jose Abreu, -4.89 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Eric Hosmer, 112.3 mph, 3.41 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Jose Abreu, 92.2 mph, -4.89 HRD

Most Towering: Anthony Rizzo, 155 feet, -3.83 HRD

Most Line Drive: Matt Joyce, 51 feet,  -0.18 HRD

Closest to straight center: Chris Carter, 89.4 degree exit angle, 0.33 HRD

 

Week 16 (7/13-7/19)

Most Damaging: Giancarlo Stanton, 5.66 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Brock Holt, -0.01 HRD

Least Damaging: Yan Gomes, -4.11 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Giancarlo Stanton, 115.4 mph, 5.66 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Yan Gomes, 93.9 mph, -4.11 HRD

Most Towering: Mike Napoli, 149 feet, -1.68 HRD

Most Line Drive: Adrian Beltre, 47 feet,  1.60 HRD

Closest to straight center: Matt Holliday, 90.5 degree exit angle, 4.57 HRD

 

Week 17 (7/20-7/26)

Most Damaging: Anthony Rizzo, 4.18 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Jason Castro, -0.02 HRD

Least Damaging: Ike Davis, -4.02 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Anthony Rizzo, 115 mph, 4.18 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Ike Davis, 94.1 mph, -4.02 HRD

Most Towering: Corey Dickerson, 152 feet, -2.57 HRD

Most Line Drive: Nelson Cruz, 41 feet,  0.97 HRD

Closest to straight center: David Ortiz, 88.1 degree exit angle, 1.58 HRD

 

Week 18 (7/27-8/2)

Most Damaging: Mike Napoli, 3.82 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Lonnie Chisenhall, -0.01 HRD

Least Damaging: Nick Castellanos, -5.96 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Mike Zunino 113.7 mph, 1.90 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Nick Castellanos, 90.8 mph, -5.96 HRD

Most Towering: Devin Mesoraco, 143 feet, -0.15 HRD

Most Line Drive: Mike Zunino, 49 feet,  1.90 HRD

Closest to straight center: Adam Jones, 89.8 degree exit angle, 2.50 HRD

 

Week 19 (8/3-8/8)

Most Damaging: Oswaldo Arcia, 5.83 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Danny Espinosa, -0.02 HRD, J.J. Hardy, -0.02 HRD, and Caleb Joseph, -0.02 HRD

Least Damaging: Zack Cozart, -3.87 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Oswaldo Arcia, 116.5 mph, 5.83 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Trevor Plouffe, 95.1 mph, -3.64 HRD

Most Towering: Chris Carter, 160 feet, -0.23 HRD

Most Line Drive: Hunter Pence, 46 feet,  1.64 HRD

Closest to straight center: Justin Upton, 89.9 degree exit angle, 1.97 HRD and Chris Davis, 90.1 degree exit angle, 1.02 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


JAVIER: 2014 Midseason Top 50 Prospects

Over the past few weeks on Twitter, I have been teasing a prospect evaluation system called JAVIER. Most everything is ready to go for the release at Beyond the Box Score, we are just waiting to do it during the All-Star break. However, since Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America both released their Top 50s, I thought I would tease this a little more in the form of a google document. Below is said document, giving JAVIER’s output of the 33 hitters who are placed on at least one of the aforementioned midseason top 50s. Much of this is without the context that the BtBS posts will provide on the system, but it is rather self-explanatory. The numbers are not league or age-adjusted, so take some of that with a grain of salt. However, Anderson, Nimmo, Frazier, and Mondesi all rank poorly so far into their minor league career. Nimmo is the odd one in that group, as his minor league numbers actually look fairly good. But of the 49 similar players, only one even made the major leagues – Delino DeShields.

I’ve also included age and league-adjusted values for the 2014 statistics for the above four prospects guessed as busts. I had to set Mondesi’s age range from 17 to 21, since not many prospects play High-A at age 18. There are four similar seasons to him with the age range set at 18-19 and the best MLB career from those was Ben Davis’s.


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Week 14

For an introduction to Home Run Damage read this page.

This report covers games from Sunday, June 29th through Saturday, July 5th.

Most Damaging: Jose Bautista, 4.04 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Logan Forsythe, 0.01 HRD and Jose Abreu, 0.01 HRD

Least Damaging: Steve Pearce, -4.83 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Adrian Beltre, 114.2 mph, 3.51 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Billy Hamilton, 92.7 mph, -4.78 HRD

Most Towering: Jhonny Peralta, 149 feet, -2.14 HRD

Most Line Drive: Adrian Beltre, 52 feet,  3.51 HRD

Closest to straight center: Josh Donaldson, 89.8 degree exit angle, 1.92 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Week 13

For an introduction to Home Run Damage read this page.

This report covers games from Sunday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 28th.

Most Damaging: Mike Trout, 5.56 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Dioner Navarro, 0.05 HRD

Least Damaging: B.J. Upton, -4.29 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: George Springer, 113.5 mph, 5.07 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: B.J. Upton, 92.8 mph, -4.29 HRD

Most Towering: Carlos Pena, 142 feet, -1.96 HRD

Most Line Drive: Adam Jones, 48 feet,  1.87 HRD

Closest to straight center: Mark Teixeira, 90.2 degree exit angle, 0.19 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Week 12

For an introduction to Home Run Damage read this page.

This report covers games from Sunday, June 16th through Saturday, June 21st.

Most Damaging: George Springer, 4.49 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Jonathan Lucroy, 0.01 HRD

Least Damaging: Chris Davis, -5.29 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: George Springer, 115.2 mph, 4.49 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Mike Trout, 91.8 mph, -5.12 HRD

Most Towering: Steven Pearce, 145 feet, -1.18 HRD

Most Line Drive: Giancarlo Stanton, 48 feet,  0.50 HRD

Closest to straight center: Howie Kendrick, 89.8 degree exit angle, -0.69 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


Home Run Damage Report, 2014 Week 11

For an introduction to Home Run Damage read this page.

This report covers games from Sunday, June 8th through Sunday, June 15th.

Most Damaging: Hanley Ramirez, 5.86 HRD

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Juan Francisco, -0.01 HRD and Mike Moustakas, 0.01 HRD

Least Damaging: Andrew McCutchen, -4.29 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Hanley Ramirez, 117.6 mph, 5.86 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Luis Valbuena, 93.8 mph, -3.77 HRD

Most Towering: Michael Choice, 144 feet, -2.78 HRD

Most Line Drive: Todd Frazier, 46 feet,  2.06 HRD

Closest to straight center: Ike Davis, 88.5 degree exit angle, 0.45 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker


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