Reds Minor Leaguers Longest Home Runs of 2018 Doug Gray September 19, 2018 2 Comments The 2018 season was the second year that I kept track of as many home run distances as possible on the Cincinnati Reds farm system. This year went much better than 2017, both in terms of the total number of home runs that were tracked, as well as the longest home runs on the season. In 2017 I was able to gather data on 270 home runs. This year that number jumped up to 433 home runs tracked. Some of that data is from the Trackman system. It’s installed in all of the Reds, and other minor league parks in minor league baseball. Other data is from using video and google maps measurement tool. When cross referencing the data the video review is usually within 5-10 feet, so the numbers are ones that I’m confident are very comparable. The longest home run of the 2018 season was also one that came in the final stretch of the year. Leonardo Seminati was playing for the AZL Reds on August 13th when he hit a 477 foot home run. Unfortunately there is no available video of that home run. There is, however, video of the second longest home run of the year. That one fell 10 feet short of the one hit by Seminati. Pabel Manzanero hit two home runs on July 23rd for Billings, and one of them went 467 feet. The longest home run hit by a Cincinnati Reds in the Major Leagues this season was 451 feet by Eugenio Suarez. There were nine home runs hit in the minors this season by Reds prospects that went further than that. Here’s the Top 10: Date Player Distance 13-Aug Leonardo Seminati 477 23-Jul Pabel Manzanero 467 4-May Hendrik Clementina 465 22-Jul Chris Okey 463 18-Jul Chris Okey 463 14-Aug Hendrik Clementina 459 14-Aug Ibandel Isabel 452 29-Jul Juan Martinez 452 11-May Brandon Dixon 452 10-Jul Reshard Munroe 451 Two players show up in the top 10 twice. Hendrik Clementina hit 18 home runs in 96 games played for Dayton. He held the top spot on the list for quite a while after a long home run in early May. His power was on display throughout the season. Chris Okey, however, was a different story. Coming out of college he was known to have good pop, especially for a catcher. But injuries haven’t helped him display it with any sort of consistency since then. He hit seven home runs this season and slugged just .315 on the year. But the raw power was on display a few times and two different 463 foot home runs certainly showed it. What is perhaps a bit surprising is that Ibanel Isabel only showed up on the list once with a 452 foot home run. His power, both current and raw, is unrivaled in the organization. He was responsible for 36 home runs this year for Daytona (including the playoffs), and one more before he entered the organization via trade in late April. While his longest home run was 452 feet, but that was only one of 21 on the year that he hit 400+ feet. No player outside of Isabel even hit 21 home runs on the year, much less hit that many 400+ feet. In rookie ball it was Pabel Manzanero who sticks out like a sore thumb. He hit nine total home runs, including the second longest of the year. But only one of his home runs didn’t reach 400 feet. However, he wasn’t alone. 19-year-old Juan Martinez hit eight home runs on the year, and six of them went 400+ feet. 17-year-old Debby Santana had a tough start to the year in the Arizona Rookie League, but he came on strong down the stretch. Three of his home runs, of his six, went 400+ feet. The pitchers got in on the home run games, too. Keury Mella, Brandon Finnegan and Rookie Davis went deep this season. Mella’s home run was an opposite field shot at the end of May that went 326 feet. Davis show off plenty of pop, cracking his home run an impressive 414 feet while rehabbing with Pensacola. Brandon Finnegan fell in the middle with a 370 foot blast for Louisville. Longest Home Runs of the 2018 Season Date Player Distance 13-Aug Leonardo Seminati 477 23-Jul Pabel Manzanero 467 4-May Hendrik Clementina 465 22-Jul Chris Okey 463 18-Jul Chris Okey 463 14-Aug Hendrik Clementina 459 29-Jul Juan Martinez 452 14-Aug Ibandel Isabel 452 11-May Brandon Dixon 452 10-Jul Reshard Munroe 451 29-Jun Mitch Nay 447 8-Aug Brian O’Grady 443 11-Aug Ibandel Isabel 442 19-Aug Pabel Manzanero 441 19-Jun DJ Peterson 441 13-Apr Dilson Herrera 441 2-Aug Mitch Nay 440 28-Jun Ibandel Isabel 440 15-Jul Taylor Trammell 438 3-Jul Gabby Guerrero 437 21-Jun Pabel Manzanero 434 23-Apr Mitch Nay 434 26-Aug Ibandel Isabel 434 18-Aug Danny Lantigua 434 1-Jun Ibandel Isabel 432 15-May Steve Selsky 431 14-Apr Mitch Nay 431 3-Aug Juan Martinez 431 6-Aug Ibandel Isabel 431 9-Jun Gabby Guerrero 431 23-Apr Brandon Dixon 431 6-Jul Ibandel Isabel 429 18-Aug Debby Santana 429 19-Jul Tyler Stephenson 428 30-Jul Gabby Guerrero 428 26-Aug Justin Bellinger 427 5-May Hendrik Clementina 427 2-Sep Gabby Guerrero 427 17-Aug Drew Mount 427 18-Jul Jose Siri 426 24-Jul Gabby Guerrero 426 6-Jul Zeek White 425 23-Jun Gavin LaValley 425 25-Jul DJ Peterson 425 29-Jun DJ Peterson 425 20-Aug Pabel Manzanero 424 21-Jul Jose Siri 424 20-May Ibandel Isabel 424 10-May DJ Peterson 424 7-Jul Valentin Martinez 423 14-Apr Steve Selsky 423 28-Aug Ibandel Isabel 423 22-Aug Courtney Hawkins 423 6-Aug Leonardo Seminati 422 5-Aug Ibandel Isabel 422 23-Jul Bren Spillane 422 21-Jul Taylor Sparks 421 1-Jun Ibandel Isabel 421 18-Aug Edwin Yon 421 1-Sep Aristides Aquino 421 23-Jun Taylor Sparks 420 28-Jul Taylor Sparks 420 18-Apr Nick Longhi 420 7-Apr Malik Collymore 420 17-May Shed Long 419 28-Jul Rylan Thomas 419 10-May Ibandel Isabel 419 28-Jun Brantley Bell 418 19-Jul Tyler Stephenson 417 2-Sep Shed Long 417 18-Jul Jose Siri 417 20-Jul Ibandel Isabel 417 20-Aug Brian Rey 417 18-May Taylor Trammell 416 1-Jul Rylan Thomas 416 10-Jul Reshard Munroe 416 8-Jul Reshard Munroe 416 10-Sep Ibandel Isabel 416 6-Jun Ibandel Isabel 416 4-May Hendrik Clementina 416 17-May Bruce Yari 416 18-May TJ Friedl 415 24-Aug Josh VanMeter 415 28-Jun Debby Santana 415 22-Jul Rookie Davis 414 14-Jul Juan Martinez 414 26-Jul Jose Siri 414 18-Aug Edwin Yon 414 15-Jul Daniel Sweet 414 16-Jul Brandt Stallings 414 13-Jul Brandon Dixon 414 23-Aug Stuart Fairchild 413 28-Jul Raul Wallace 413 30-Aug Mariel Bautista 413 28-Aug Juan Martinez 413 7-Apr Tyler Stephenson 412 14-Aug Taylor Featherson 412 2-Sep Morgan Lofstrom 412 22-Jul Jonathan India 412 22-Jul Drew Mount 412 21-Jul Drew Mount 412 6-Aug Aristides Aquino 412 8-Aug TJ Friedl 411 24-Apr Rosell Herrera 411 23-Jul Pabel Manzanero 411 13-Apr Mason Williams 411 8-Jul Hendrik Clementina 411 28-Apr Brian O’Grady 411 19-Aug Taylor Sparks 410 27-Apr Nick Senzel 410 15-Jul Jonathan India 410 4-Aug Drew Mount 410 4-Aug DJ Peterson 410 31-Jul DJ Peterson 410 8-May Dilson Herrera 410 26-Apr Chris Okey 410 18-Jul Taylor Trammell 409 11-Aug Taylor Sparks 409 20-May Steve Selsky 409 21-Jun Nick Senzel 409 12-Aug Juan Martinez 409 31-Jul Hendrik Clementina 409 27-Aug Brian O’Grady 409 28-Jun Bren Spillane 409 14-Apr Taylor Trammell 408 12-Jun Taylor Sparks 408 26-Jul Mariel Bautista 408 8-Aug Hendrik Clementina 408 28-Jul Gavin LaValley 408 19-Aug Drew Mount 408 18-Jun Darlin Guzman 408 27-Jun Phillip Ervin 407 11-May Ibandel Isabel 407 10-Aug Gabby Guerrero 407 15-Jul Gabby Guerrero 407 27-May Gabby Guerrero 407 6-Jun Brian O’Grady 407 17-Jul Brandon Dixon 407 19-Jul Aristides Aquino 407 15-Jul Mitch Nay 406 20-Jul Ibandel Isabel 406 5-Aug Gabby Guerrero 406 2-Aug Gabby Guerrero 406 18-Aug Danny Lantigua 406 28-Jun Raul Wallace 405 2-Sep Jeter Downs 405 28-Aug Ibandel Isabel 405 28-Jun Danny Lantigua 405 29-Jun Carlos Reina 405 11-Jul Brantley Bell 405 20-May Brandon Dixon 405 30-Aug Taylor Featherson 404 19-Jun Steve Selsky 404 9-Jun Narciso Crook 404 8-Jun Ibandel Isabel 404 22-Aug Gavin LaValley 404 21-Aug Gavin LaValley 404 5-Jun Bruce Yari 404 29-Aug Brian Rey 404 4-Aug Zeek White 403 25-Apr Taylor Trammell 403 31-Aug Taylor Sparks 403 10-Apr Miles Gordon 403 14-Aug Josh VanMeter 403 6-Apr Josh VanMeter 403 3-Jun Ibandel Isabel 403 11-Aug Daniel Sweet 403 27-Jun Andy Sugilio 403 30-Aug Pabel Manzanero 402 5-Aug Pabel Manzanero 402 29-Jun Mason Williams 402 2-Jul Leandro Santana 402 24-Jul Josh VanMeter 402 11-Aug Gabby Guerrero 402 13-Jun Gabby Guerrero 402 27-Aug DJ Peterson 402 21-Jun Debby Santana 402 9-May Narciso Crook 401 2-May Montrell Marshall 401 13-Jun Mason Williams 401 6-Jul Juan Martinez 401 15-Jul Hunter Oliver 401 27-Jun DJ Peterson 401 2-Aug Zeek White 400 31-Jul Scott Schebler 400 15-Jun Pabel Manzanero 400 6-Jul Jake Turnbull 400 19-Jul Ibandel Isabel 400 16-Jun Aristides Aquino 400 18-Apr Taylor Sparks 399 16-Jul Raul Wallace 399 30-Apr Nick Senzel 399 23-Jul Jonathan Willems 399 28-Jul Jay Schuyler 399 26-May Ibandel Isabel 399 21-Apr Ibandel Isabel 399 24-Aug Edwin Yon 399 15-May Tyler Stephenson 398 23-Aug Mariel Bautista 398 23-Aug Ibandel Isabel 398 21-May Hendrik Clementina 398 15-May Aristides Aquino 398 13-Apr Mitch Nay 397 27-Apr John Sansone 397 28-Jul Hendrik Clementina 397 15-May Hendrik Clementina 397 16-Apr Gavin LaValley 397 24-Jun DJ Peterson 397 28-Jul Brantley Bell 397 2-Jul Tyler Stephenson 396 22-Aug Stuart Fairchild 396 22-May Jeter Downs 396 5-May Jeter Downs 396 12-Apr Jeter Downs 396 11-Jul Daniel Sweet 396 12-May Andy Sugilio 396 11-May Taylor Sparks 395 16-May Narciso Crook 395 12-Apr Narciso Crook 395 30-Jun Ernesto Liberatore 395 24-Jun Mason Williams 394 28-Jul Drew Mount 394 10-Jul Daniel Sweet 394 28-Apr Brian O’Grady 394 29-May Aristides Aquino 394 24-Aug Tyler Stephenson 393 24-May Taylor Sparks 393 10-May Shed Long 393 15-Jun Stuart Fairchild 392 15-Apr Nick Longhi 392 4-May Narciso Crook 392 25-Jul Ibandel Isabel 392 3-Jun Andy Sugilio 392 19-Jun Shed Long 391 27-Jul Rylan Thomas 391 13-Jul Rylan Thomas 391 3-Jun Michael Beltre 391 14-Aug Juan Martinez 391 19-Aug Hendrik Clementina 391 3-Aug CJ McElroy 391 13-Apr Rosell Herrera 390 13-May Aristides Aquino 390 18-Aug Andy Sugilio 390 5-Jun Tony Cruz 389 14-Apr Mitch Nay 389 8-May Aristides Aquino 389 19-Jul Jose Siri 388 15-May Aristides Aquino 388 31-Jul Alfredo Rodriguez 388 27-Jun Hendrik Clementina 387 2-Sep Brian O’Grady 387 2-Jun Stuart Fairchild 386 10-Jul Shed Long 386 21-May John Sansone 386 23-Jun Jeter Downs 386 11-Apr Gabby Guerrero 386 8-Aug Alfredo Rodriguez 386 7-May Taylor Trammell 385 22-Jul Raul Juarez 385 14-Aug Mariel Bautista 385 8-May Malik Collymore 385 24-Apr Taylor Sparks 384 10-Apr Sebastian Elizalde 384 1-May Mason Williams 384 15-Jun Mark Kolozsvary 384 21-Jul Chad Tromp 384 27-Apr Brian O’Grady 384 31-May Michael Beltre 383 10-Aug Gavin LaValley 383 6-Jun Tony Cruz 382 18-Aug Tim Federowicz 382 16-Jul Phillip Ervin 382 9-May Luis Gonzalez 382 22-Jul Josh VanMeter 382 20-Jun Josh VanMeter 382 30-May CJ McElroy 382 18-Jul Bren Spillane 382 21-Jun Malik Collymore 381 15-May Jose Siri 381 18-Apr John Sansone 381 26-Aug Jeter Downs 381 14-Aug Hendrik Clementina 381 15-Jul Gabby Guerrero 381 22-Aug Chris Okey 381 19-Jul Mike Siani 380 30-Jun Brian O’Grady 380 1-Aug Brantley Bell 380 18-Aug Blake Trahan 380 21-Jun Nick Senzel 379 16-Aug Mark Kolozsvary 379 8-May John Sansone 379 13-Jun DJ Peterson 379 19-May Aristides Aquino 379 22-Aug Josh VanMeter 378 25-Jun Jonathan Willems 378 12-Aug Aristides Aquino 378 6-Apr Stuart Fairchild 377 17-Aug Josh VanMeter 377 6-Sep Ibandel Isabel 377 23-Apr Ibandel Isabel 377 24-Jul Taylor Trammell 376 15-Aug Chris Okey 376 11-Aug Michael Beltre 375 28-Jul Malik Collymore 375 5-Jun Chad Tromp 375 2-Sep Steve Selsky 374 4-Aug Jonathan India 374 16-Jun Nick Senzel 373 23-May Josh VanMeter 373 2-May Gavin LaValley 373 8-Jul Gabby Guerrero 373 7-Aug Bruce Yari 373 26-Apr Brian O’Grady 373 7-Jul Mitch Nay 372 27-Jul Lorenzo Cedrola 372 11-Apr Hendrik Clementina 371 12-Aug Daniel Sweet 371 9-May Leandro Santana 370 23-Aug Jonathan Willems 370 21-May Brandon Finnegan 370 28-Jul Steve Selsky 369 5-Aug Reshard Munroe 369 17-Jun Gabby Guerrero 369 7-Aug Brian O’Grady 369 5-Sep Taylor Featherson 368 12-Apr Stuart Fairchild 368 12-Aug Rylan Thomas 368 27-Jun Phillip Ervin 368 7-Jul Morgan Lofstrom 368 26-Jul Malik Collymore 368 3-Aug Gabby Guerrero 368 6-May DJ Peterson 368 24-May CJ McElroy 368 27-Jul Jeter Downs 367 9-May Gavin LaValley 367 24-Jul Aristides Aquino 367 19-Aug Andy Sugilio 367 12-Jul Leandro Santana 366 6-May Gabby Guerrero 366 28-Aug Brian O’Grady 366 28-Jul Aristides Aquino 366 4-May Tyler Stephenson 365 29-May Montrell Marshall 365 27-Jun Dilson Herrera 365 28-Jul Cassidy Brown 365 7-Apr Rosell Herrera 364 1-Jul Dilson Herrera 364 7-May Bruce Yari 364 24-May Taylor Trammell 363 30-Aug Shed Long 363 14-Aug Raul Wallace 363 16-Aug Miguel Hernandez 363 10-Aug Jose Garcia 363 14-Apr Daniel Sweet 363 3-Jun Stuart Fairchild 362 5-Jul Phillip Ervin 362 13-Apr Nick Senzel 362 30-Jul Gabby Guerrero 362 20-Jul Bruce Yari 362 10-Jul Aristides Aquino 362 24-Apr Tyler Stephenson 361 20-May Stuart Fairchild 361 6-Jul Phillip Ervin 361 27-Jul Mark Kolozsvary 361 4-Jul Jose Siri 361 30-Jun Jeter Downs 361 18-Jul Hendrik Clementina 361 13-Apr Tyler Goeddel 360 20-Aug Raul Juarez 360 17-May Dilson Herrera 360 24-Jul Taylor Sparks 359 15-Aug Leandro Santana 359 5-Aug Justin Bellinger 358 18-May Josh VanMeter 358 11-Jun Dilson Herrera 358 20-Jul Shed Long 357 30-Aug Josh VanMeter 357 16-Aug Jose Siri 357 20-May Dilson Herrera 357 3-May Tony Cruz 356 13-Apr Steve Selsky 356 11-Apr Taylor Trammell 355 17-Jun Steve Selsky 355 28-Jun Shed Long 355 2-Jul Narciso Crook 355 12-Jun Leandro Santana 355 5-Aug Jose Siri 355 25-Jul DJ Peterson 355 17-Aug Brian O’Grady 354 23-Jun Steve Selsky 353 31-May Miles Gordon 353 12-May Jeter Downs 353 24-Jul Brian O’Grady 353 13-May Shed Long 351 3-May Shed Long 351 5-Aug Jose Garcia 351 13-Jun Chris Okey 351 24-May Shed Long 350 20-May Blake Trahan 349 8-Jun Leandro Santana 348 10-May Hendrik Clementina 348 25-Apr Gavin LaValley 348 28-May DJ Peterson 348 20-Aug Reshard Munroe 347 20-Jul Leandro Santana 347 26-Jun Tyler Stephenson 346 18-May Steve Selsky 345 14-May Shed Long 345 24-Apr Sebastian Elizalde 345 20-May Leandro Santana 345 5-May Brandon Dixon 345 4-Aug Brian O’Grady 344 2-Sep Taylor Featherson 343 19-Aug Jose Garcia 341 14-Aug Jose Garcia 341 31-May Jeter Downs 341 29-Apr Luis Gonzalez 339 18-May Leandro Santana 338 19-Aug TJ Friedl 337 29-Jun Cash Case 337 5-Jul Gavin LaValley 336 16-May Gavin LaValley 334 4-Jul Mitch Nay 332 23-May DJ Peterson 332 5-Sep TJ Friedl 329 28-Apr Aristides Aquino 329 19-Aug DJ Peterson 328 1-Jul Mason Williams 327 17-Jul DJ Peterson 327 30-May Keury Mella 326 25-Jun Josh VanMeter 326 4-Jul Shed Long 323 19-Jul Bren Spillane 315 2 Responses Pokey Reese's Red Hot Bat September 19, 2018 Fascinating data, but I’m not sure what to make of it. Is it a good indicator of power? Does it suggest that Ibanel Isabel is due for a regression? Does it suggest Okey has a lot more untapped power to come? We may need several more years of it (and then of player development) to fully appreciate it. Doug – do you keep a record of wind/temperature/humidity? Doug Gray September 19, 2018 Wind and temp can be found in the box scores – though, obviously, that does change as the game goes along. So no, I do not keep track of that. With that said, for the longer home runs the data is all from the Trackman data, which eliminates those elements in the estimates and should all be directly comparable. Generally speaking, home run distance can give you an estimate of the raw power a guy has. I’d say that a guy like Okey certainly has the potential for significantly more power than he has hit for. But, his hit tool has been very poor to this point in his career, too. And I think that is also influencing his power output. With Isabel, I think there could be some regression in the future, but not at all to do with anything we are seeing here and more to do with he struck out 36% of the time in Advanced-A and the pitching just gets better as you move up. I do think that when he makes contact the baseball is going to continue to fly very far, though. For me, I just love having this kind of stuff available. The pure power is fun. Yeah, the 315 foot home run counts as much as the 477 foot home run did (maybe not, I honestly didn’t look to see if they were both solo shots or what). But seeing the one that went 162 feet further is way cooler.