Thanks to an impressive 48 home runs last season, we all know Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (a.k.a. Vladito) has some of the most elite power in MLB. But … HOLY CRAP was this pitch blasted.
Check out his first home run of the 2022 regular season, a 117.9 MPH rocket that traveled 467 feet out to left-center field.
I believe that’s what they call a “No-Doubter.”
That’s the longest homer of Vladito’s young career and the hardest hit Blue Jays homer of the Statcast Era (since 2015). And that’s not all. Check out the company he’s keeping in this tier of home run power:
In the Statcast era, only five players have hit a HR that had an exit velocity of 117+ mph and traveled 465+ feet:
Giancarlo Stanton (3X)
Aaron Judge (2X)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. https://t.co/W52zma0z3p
— Mathew Brownstein (@MBrownstein89) April 10, 2022