It’s not just chicks that dig the long ball, everyone loves the most exciting play in baseball. If you like watching hitters blast no doubters then tonight’s Home Run Derby is must-watch television. In honor of the derby, here are the 10 longest out-of-towners, dingers, lasers, upper-deckers, goners, home runs so far in 2016.
Rankings are based on true home run distance according to ESPN’s home run tracker.
10. Josh Donaldson – 466 ft.
Donaldson hit two home runs including a monstrous 466 ft. shot as the Blue Jays beat Kansas City 8-3. The All-Star third basemen has scored 77 runs, a franchise record for runs before the All-Star break.
9. Mike Napoli – 467 ft.
Ooohhhh baby! Napoli teed off on a Chad Green pitch. The moonshot landed in the top of the bleachers, just a few feet below the scoreboard. Cleveland routed New York 10-2.
8. Sean Rodriguez – 468 ft.
Three Pirates homered in an 8-7 victory over Arizona but it will be Rodriguez’s blast that will be remembered.
7. Christian Yelich – 468 ft.
The Marlins’ young outfielder hit a tape-measure shot to the upper deck. It was a beauty but Yelich was outdone in the same game by his teammate Giancarlo Stanton. Where will Stanton’s shot land on the list?
6. Carlos Gonzalez – 469 ft.
It is hard to standout in a game that featured 28 hits and seven home runs but a 469 feet gopher ball can do that. Gonzalez straight jacked one in an 11-8 loss to the Reds.
5. Giancarlo Stanton – 470 ft.
4. Nolan Arenado – 471 ft.
Trevor Story got the headlines (the rookie hit his seventh home run in six games) but Arenado had the longest round-tripper in the game. Arenado has nine shots over 400 ft. this season.
3. C.J. Cron – 471 ft.
You hang’em, we bang’em. Cron got a hanging curveball in the fourth inning and hit a big fly that resulted in the third longest jack of the season.
2. Carlos Gonzalez – 475 ft.
CarGo’s second appearance in the top 10 was so pretty that even pitcher Hector Neris could appreciate it. The high-riser landed in the third deck! For as long as Gonzalez’s shot was, he has a ways to go to catch the man in the first.
1. Giancarlo Stanton – 490 ft.