22-year-old Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. showed off his incredible power in the Braves’ first plate appearance on Friday night against the Boston Red Sox.
Acuña got a hitter’s count on 3-1, and certainly made the most of it with a blast that went 495 feet.
— MLB (@MLB) September 25, 2020
That’s the longest home run of the 2020 MLB season, and the fifth-longest since Statcast began tracking batted ball data.
RONALD ACUÑA JR.
Longest HR by a Braves player tracked by Statcast (since 2015)
and tied for the 5th-longest HR by ANY player in that span
and longest HR of 2020! pic.twitter.com/6Gb1uPJbQC
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) September 25, 2020
Acuña has been one of the best hitters in baseball this season, with 14 home runs and a 1.013 OPS. And that 1.013 OPS is even lower than two of his teammates, Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna (whose season deserves more love).