The 2017 season has been a big one for Jose Siri. He  saw his 39-game hitting streak come to an end on August 4th against Great Lakes. August has been a “slow” month for the center fielder who is hitting .295/.360/.500. That, of course, shows just how good that he’s been this season when that’s been a slow down for him.

Through the first 16 games of the month of August, Jose Siri had not hit a home run for the month. He was chasing down his 20th home run for quite a while before getting there on the 20th. He went out the next night and hit his 21st. After going homerless, but reaching base three times on Tuesday, he went out and hit another home run. That gives him three home runs in the last four games.

The home run he hit last night in Dayton may be the longest one that he has hit on the year. Of his 22 home runs hit this season I’ve been able to track the distance on 13 of them (it’s tougher to get distances in many road games). The longest of his home runs I’ve gotten data on came on May 28th, just his 3rd homer of the season. That one went 415 feet.  I have not been able to double check the distance on the home run that he hit last night, but the ball landed on the back of the purple awning in center field. That’s at least 410 feet away. Update: The trackman measurement was 409 feet. The wind was blowing out in Dayton last night, so the ball definitely went further than that, but the Trackman system doesn’t measure how far the ball went – it measures how far the ball would go in perfect conditions based on the exit velocity and launch angle without considering the wind/elevation/other weather events that are happening.

Miguel Hernandez keeps on hitting

Things have been going well for 18-year-old Miguel Hernandez in 2017. He began the season in the Dominican Summer League. While there he hit .285/.337/.397 in 37 games played for the Rojos before being promoted to the AZL Reds. He’s played in 24 games since joining the Reds in Goodyear.

Last night Miguel Hernandez went 1-4 and drew a walk. He did not strike out. That is a continuation of what he’s been doing a lot of lately: making contact. In the DSL he struck out 14.3% of the time this past season. Through his last 10 games he’s only struck out twice. That’s lowered his strikeout rate with the AZL Reds to 13.1%. He’s now hitting .311/.336/.427 since his promotion.

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