2014 Regular Season Home Run Damage ReportPosted: October 4, 2014
For an introduction to Home Run Damage read this page.
I ran a home run damage report for every week this season, but what were the best and worst home runs this year? Enjoy!
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
(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