Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton has one of baseball’s most interesting skillsets.
The 27-year-old entered play on Thursday with a massive career strikeout percentage of 37.7 (39.3% last year), a very high walk percentage (11.1), terrific speed (34 stolen bases in 144 games), and tremendous power (17 homers in 412 at-bats).
And in the Brewers’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night, Broxton really, really showed off that power.
Watch Broxton send a Michael Wacha offering 489 feet, good for the longest homer in the history of Busch Stadium III (opened in 2006):
Don’t you know? Keon can CRUSH. pic.twitter.com/QredTJbfry
— MLB (@MLB) June 16, 2017
What a shot.
That’s the second-longest homer in the majors this year, behind only (yep, you guessed it) Aaron Judge and his 495-foot blast that took place on Sunday. And it comes one day after Kyle Schwarber hit one over the Shea Bridge at Citi Field. The weather is warming up, and so are the glorious dingers.