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George Springer Just Hit the Longest Homer for the Astros in the Statcast Era


George Springer is having himself a day against the Twins.


In his first plate appearance he took a walk, in his second plate appearance he hit a single into right-center field, in his third plate appearance he hit a rocket-shot (114 MPH) home run to left-center, and in his fourth plate appearance he did this:

That homer was Springer’s 13th on the season, which makes tied for 13th most in Major League Baseball. It also happened to be the second longest homer of the season and longest for the Astros in the Statcast era!


Of course, Springer wasn’t done there. In his fifth plate appearance, he added a 97 MPH single to right field. He is on fire today, and has raised his slash line considerably:

Before the game: .250/.324/.458
Now: .265/.339/.500

That’s the difference between a 114 wRC+ and a 129 wRC+. That’s ridiculously hard to do 220 plate appearances into the season. Oh, and it’s only the 7th inning. Wow.


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.