Home Run Damage Report, 2013 Week 9

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 24th through Thursday, May 30th.

Most Damaging: Adam Jones, 5.34 HRD, #4 in 2013, #77 Overall

Most Average Home Run (HRD closest to 0.00): Carlos Gomez, 0.02 HRD

Least Damaging: Dustin Pedroia, -5.60 HRD

Highest Perception Score: Roger Bernadina, 230 HRP, 2.36 HRD

Lowest Perception Score: James Loney, -82 HRP, -2.37 HRD

Fastest off the Bat: Adam Jones, 118.4 mph, 5.34 HRD

Slowest off the Bat: Marlon Byrd, 90.8 mph, -5.29 HRD

Most Towering: David Ortiz, 151 feet, -1.65 HRD

Most Line Drive: Jason Kipnis, 41 feet, -3.37 HRD

Closest to straight center: Xavier Paul, 89.2 Degree Exit Angle, 2.77 HRD 

Walk-off: Angel Pagan, 5/25/13, Inside-the-Park Home run, no HRD (but would have been -2.85)

First Career Home Run: Mike Minor, 0.84 HRD; Nick Franklin, 0.76 HRD; and Scott Feldman, -0.48 HRD

Data from ESPN Home Run Tracker

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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