In 2015, Giancarlo Stanton hit eight of the top ten hardest hit balls (by exit velocity) in all of baseball. You can see the leaderboards here. In addition, he added 27 long balls that season, in just under 75 games. In fact, even though he’s just 26 years old right now, he’s already hit 186 career Major League home runs. That puts him 20th all time for home runs at age 26 or younger.
The dude rakes.
But, in service of that raking, he swings really hard. So, when he accidentally lets go of the bat … it tends to go a bit further than usual – and you better run, like third base coach Lenny Harris did:
The bat flew beyond the infield dirt. He’s swinging hard. Although I want to think of ways to deconstruct what happened there, unfortunately, I can’t.
So let’s just watch the homer he also crushed in the game – see, good things can also happen when you swing hard: