Each week this is one of my favorite features to work on here at the site. With that said, it was a tough week to get this accomplished. Daytona spent the entire week on the road, so we didn’t get any distances at all with their week played. Dayton also played some road games without the TV package that left us without home run distances. There were only six home runs hit this week in the Cincinnati Reds organization that I was able to track. Here’s how those six homers traveled this week:

Day Player Distance
1-May Aristides Aquino 420
29-Apr John Sansone 385
2-May Rob Brantly 365
3-May Brandon Dixon 360
30-Apr Luis Gonzalez 358
28-Apr Phillip Ervin 345

I will be perfectly honest and say that the Aristides Aquino home run is a sort of inaccurate guess. Pensacola doesn’t have seating in left field or center field. So when home runs go there, it’s tough to get accurate landing spots. In these cases I will try to talk to someone who was there (generally, media people) to see if they had a better idea of where the ball landed (they are higher up, so they can see over the fence). I used this information to try and guesstimate the distance. You can watch the home run below, where we have video of five of the six home runs:

Aristides Aquino – 420 feet on May 1st

Rob Brantly – 365 feet on May 2nd

Brandon Dixon – 360 feet on May 3rd

Luis Gonzalez – 358 feet on April 30th

Phillip Ervin – 345 feet on April 28th

Longest Home Runs of the Year

Here’s the updated Top 10 distances for the season. There was only one home run that jumped into the list this week.

Date Player Distance
18-Apr Gavin LaValley 422
22-Apr Blake Butler 422
1-May Aristides Aquino 420
6-Apr Eric Jagielo 415
17-Apr Gavin LaValley 410
6-Apr Taylor Trammell 400
20-Apr Angelo Gumbs 398
18-Apr Brian O’Grady 395
22-Apr James Vasquez 395
27-Apr James Vasquez 395

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