Giancarlo Stanton Ties Own Exit-Velocity Record On 122-MPH Ground Ball. The remarkable feat Giancarlo Stanton just accomplished appears in the box score as something he'd rather forget. The New York Yankees slugger tied his own record for highest exit velocity Monday when he hit a ball 122.2 mph.
Texas Rangers, 118.5 mph. The first home run on our list, Stanton takes an 0-1 slider from Texas pitcher Dane Dunning over the left field wall. It doesn't take long for the ball to travel 415 feet.
As a result, Aroldis Chapman is credited with throwing the fastest pitch in MLB history. On Sept. 24, 2010, Chapman made MLB history. Then a rookie relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, the fireballer unleashed a fastball clocked at 105.1 mph by PITCH/fx.
Exit velocity is the speed with which the ball leaves the bat. Baseball's most prolific home run and extra-base hitters typically average an exit velocity of 90+ mph, while the MLB average in this category comes in at around 87 mph.
Please note: The minimum for the 2020 top exit velocities is 91MPH or better.
The Average MLB exit velocity is 89 MPH, 91 MPH is top 40, anything above 92 is top 15.
1. Nolan Ryan. There have been pitchers who can throw harder than Ryan's 100.9 mph fastball. But there will never be another strikeout pitcher who played as long as Ryan did (27 seasons) for as well as he did.
Statcast: Stanton's 119.3-mph HR
Stanton's hardest tater in a Marlins uniform was majestic in every sense of the word. Hit up toward the glass windows at the back of Marlins Park, Stanton's shot off the Cardinals' Carlos Martinez went a projected 479 feet.
Giancarlo Stanton, 504 Feet (2016)
Since the installment of technology, Giancarlo Stanton's home run is the longest homer ever recorded. Stanton hit a ball in the Coors Field, one of the highest (sea level) baseball parks in the MLB.
Judge remains the game's premier exit-velocity hitter. He led baseball in average exit velocity in 2017 (94.9 mph), 2018 (94.7 mph), and 2019 (96.0 mph), and he's doing it again in 2021 (95.7 mph mph).
Second, Paige's talent was described as second to none. Hall of Fame owner Bill Veeck said Paige threw four of his five pitches directly over a cigarette when he auditioned for the Cleveland Indians. Joe DiMaggio called Paige the “best and fastest” pitcher he ever faced.
1. Joey Gallo, OF, Texas Rangers. Joey Gallo is infamous for hitting home runs but not much else, as evidenced by the fact that he set an MLB record in May when he became the first player in major league history to hit 100 home runs before getting 100 singles.
1. Barry Bonds – 762 home runs. The controversial Bonds — who is not in the Hall of Fame — sits atop the list for most home runs in a career (762) and most in a single season (73 in 2001). The seven-time MVP is also the all-time leader in walks (2,558) and led the league in on-base percentage 10 times.
“With some of the data we collected, we see in-game swing speeds in the 65- to 85-miles-per-hour speeds for some of the top professionals in baseball.” According to Cherveny, the average swing speed in Major League Baseball games is around 70 miles per hour.
Randy Johnson was known for throwing a fastball that could reach over 100 mph. It's not every day you see a dove explode in front of home plate, and this was all caught on camera.
The 20-year-old right-hander and Chicago's third-ranked prospect was recorded hitting 110 mph on a radar gun during a workout at APEC, the facility in Texas where he trains during the offseason. The workout involved throwing against a screen using three-ounce and four-ounce balls, followed by a regular baseball.
Utility player Brock Holt used a few eephus pitches during a relief appearance for the Texas Rangers on August 7, 2021, one registering the slowest MLB pitch for a called strike since at least 2008 (the pitch-tracking era) at 31.1 miles per hour (50.1 km/h).
Good to hear about different benchmarks. I like identifying exit velo benchmarks. 95+ off a tee is a fair one. I like the mindset, but mlb hitters average “only” 83.4 off the tee, so it might be a little unrealistic to set that as a benchmark.
The median exit velocity among those pitchers is 88.0 miles per hour which is the exact same as it was in 2018, so we have a consistent baseline to work with.
With an 85 mph exit velo for a typical high school senior, that ball will travel approximately 100-150 ft. (range marked in blue above) before it touches the ground. So, if you want your players to bounce the ball in the infield, that's a good spot to aim for.
Nearly all Division 1 programs are looking for pitchers with a velocity of over 90 MPH, unless you are that lefty specialist with crazy movement on your pitches. As hard as pitchers work to increase their velocity, hitters need to pay the same attention to how they work at increasing their exit velocity.
Exit velocity is a term that is being used more and more as a measure of hitting. Exit velocity is the speed and direction of the baseball right after contact and it is different than bat speed. Bat speed, as the name implies, is the speed at which the bat is traveling.
What is a good exit velocity? The standard exit velocity I have always used for a Division 1 level hitter is a 90 mph exit velocity. This is a number I have always used as both a college coach and now as a person that develops young hitters.
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