We have no new entrants into our top five longest homers of the year this week, but one player showed up on the list for the third time. The other four players haven’t made appearances yet this season – until now.
1. Justin Upton vs. Tyler Lyons, 457 feet (May 6th)
This homer isn’t a cheapy – it nearly clears the walkway behind the massive sea of blue seats in the Turner Field outfield.
2. Edwin Encarnacion vs. A.J. Burnett, 455 feet (May 8th)
This homer gets some extra props for being the 200th of Encarnacion’s career. Congratulations Edwin, I’m happy it didn’t happen with a wall scraper.
3. Yasiel Puig vs. Jacob Turner, 452 feet (May 3rd)
Yasiel Puig hit a cruise missile off of his bat at Marlins Park, and there isn’t a damn thing that anyone can do about it. Pretty cool bat flip, too.
4. Michael Choice vs. Kevin Jepsen, 443 feet (May 4th)
You don’t see many balls go up the hill in left field at Angel Stadium…Michael Choice parked one there, though.
5. Matt Dominguez vs. Justin Miller, 443 feet (May 8th)
Dominguez really got a hold of this pitch from Justin Miller. And while the homer doesn’t LOOK too wild, keep in mind this is Comerica Park – it takes a lot to muscle a ball out of there.
Five longest homers of the year
1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Eric Stults, 484 feet (April 4th)
2. David Ortiz vs Masahiro Tanaka, 482 feet (April 22nd)
3. Justin Upton vs Jenrry Mejia, 477 feet (April 10th)
4. Giancarlo Stanton vs Jonathan Pettibone, 469 feet (April 12th)
5. Juan Francisco vs Junichi Tazawa, 467 feet (April 26th)
Michael Morse, 3
Giancarlo Stanton, 3
Justin Upton, 3
Mark Trumbo, 2
Matt Adams, 1
Pedro Alvarez, 1
Jose Bautista, 1
Xander Bogaerts, 1
Michael Choice, 1
Travis d’Arnaud, 1
Chris Davis, 1
Ian Desmond, 1
Matt Dominguez, 1
Edwin Encarnacion, 1
Prince Fielder, 1
Juan Francisco, 1
Todd Frazier, 1
Carlos Gonzalez, 1
Junior Lake, 1
David Ortiz, 1
Josmil Pinto, 1
Buster Posey, 1
Yasiel Puig, 1