Reds Minor Leagues Longest Homers: 2nd half of July Doug Gray August 6, 2018 4 Comments There were some absolute monster home runs hit in the second half of July in the Cincinnati Reds farm system. In total I was able to get distances of 67 home runs from July 16th through July 31st. As the summer got hotter, the ball started flying further. As always, some of these home runs are tracked via video replay and google maps distance tool, along with slight adjustments for trajectory of the ball from it’s contact point. And some of the distances are from the Trackman system. My “estimations” using video replay and google maps, when compared to known distances on Trackman home runs is pretty accurate – usually within 5-10 feet unless there was a big wind blowing out that day. I feel confident the two are accurate to compare. Not only did everyone start hitting more homers, we also saw someone take over the top spot for longest home run of the year. On July 23rd Pabel Manzanero hit a baseball 467 feet in Orem, Utah. That took the top spot for the year from Hendrik Clementina at 465 feet. Take a look at this blast (if you can’t tell from the video, the ball landed at the top of the hill). Chris Okey almost topped Clementina, too. The day before Manzanero’s moonshot, Okey hit one 463 feet in Pensacola against Jacksonville. Unfortunately there’s no video highlight available on it. Juan Martinez also destroyed a baseball and landed himself into the Top 10 with a 452 foot blast later in the month. Longest Home Runs from July 16-July 31 Here’s the Top 23 home runs from July 16th through the end of the month. It’s 23 because that’s how many went 400+ feet. Date Player Distance 23-Jul Pabel Manzanero 467 22-Jul Chris Okey 463 29-Jul Juan Martinez 452 19-Jul Tyler Stephenson 435 23-Jul Bren Spillane 422 18-Jul Chris Okey 418 16-Jul Brandt Stallings 414 21-Jul Jose Siri 414 22-Jul Rookie Davis 414 28-Jul Raul Wallace 413 22-Jul Drew Mount 412 22-Jul Jonathan India 412 21-Jul Taylor Sparks 411 23-Jul Pabel Manzanero 411 28-Jul Gavin LaValley 409 31-Jul Hendrik Clementina 409 26-Jul Mariel Bautista 408 17-Jul Brandon Dixon 407 19-Jul Aristides Aquino 407 20-Jul Ibandel Isabel 406 24-Jul Gabby Guerrero 404 25-Jul D.J. Peterson 403 31-Jul D.J. Peterson 403 Longest Home Runs of the Year And here is the new Top 10 Longest Home Runs of the Year on the Cincinnati Reds farm: Date Player Distance 23-Jul Pabel Manzanero 467 4-May Hendrik Clementina 465 22-Jul Chris Okey 463 29-Jul Juan Martinez 452 11-May Brandon Dixon 452 10-Jul Reshard Munroe 451 19-Jun DJ Peterson 441 13-Apr Dilson Herrera 441 28-Jun Ibandel Isabel 440 15-Jul Taylor Trammell 438 4 Responses John August 6, 2018 Doug, where do you find the trackman data for the minor leagues? Doug Gray August 6, 2018 It’s not publicly available. Doug Gray August 6, 2018 The trackman operators are usually working from the press box. So during games announcers will sometimes get the home run distances and share that on air. That isn’t the case in all stadiums, though. I get trackman data from about 10-12 different people. It would be fantastic if it were like the MLB data and just available to anyone. But it’s not. I’ve got to get out there and do actual, real leg work lol. MK August 6, 2018 When I see what catcher Manzanero is doing I think back how excited we were in Dayton to get catcher Jose Ortiz after his monster shots in Billings. Jose was and probably still is a great hardworking kid who hit more home runs in one season at Billings than two in Dayton and was released before going further.