Photo: Doug GrayReds Minor Leagues: Longest homers in June & July Doug Gray August 7, 2019 8 Comments Well, it turns out that I didn’t publish this at all for the month of June because I’m an idiot. So today we’re going to combine both June and July. As always, some home run distances are going to be from video, while most of them will be from Trackman (which is in every ballpark in the minors). That info isn’t always going to be available, though, and when it isn’t – sometimes there’s video that I can review and use google maps measurement tool to get a pretty good estimate. When cross referencing with Trackman, I’m almost always within 10 feet, and usually closer than that. Since we are working with two entire months worth of home runs here (and over 225 home runs), I’m only going to look at home runs that went 400 or more feet in this span. There were 99 such home runs over the two months that met this criteria. You can see that full list below at the bottom of the post. Here’s how the Top 10 played out for June and July: Date Hitter Distance Team 6/15 Aristides Aquino 471 Bats 6/22 Ibandel Isabel 455 Lookouts 7/16 Aristides Aquino 454 Bats 6/10 Darlin Guzman 454 DSL Reds 6/5 Scott Schebler 451 Bats 7/5 Narciso Crook 449 Bats 6/22 Aristides Aquino 449 Bats 7/26 TJ Hopkins 448 Mustangs 6/24 Ibandel Isabel 447 Lookouts 7/31 Rob Refsnyder 446 Bats 6/25 Brian O’Grady 446 Bats Last night in the Cincinnati Reds game we saw Aristides Aquino hit a baseball what felt like 10 miles. It hit way up the batters eye in center field and don’t get me wrong, it was an absolute blast. It was also estimated by Trackman at 447 feet. That would only have been the 4th longest home run he’s hit since the start of June. He also hit one further than that earlier this season for Louisville, too. The 471-foot home run that he hit on June 15th easily left the stadium to left-center on a line. Video below – it’s the second one (he hit two on this day – the first one *only* went 389 feet). https://redsminorleagues.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Aquino-2-homers.mp4 Unfortunately we don’t have video of Ibandel Isabel’s 455-foot home run. It was hit in Chattanooga where they remain the only Double-A ballpark without a video feed. We do, however, have video of Aristides Aquino’s 454-foot home run that he hit on July 16th. Like the 471-footer, it also left the ballpark to left-center. This one was in Pawtucket. So here's the highlight of the Aristides Aquino home run from tonight. I demand that you watch this thing. pic.twitter.com/Gys4GTEdiA — Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) July 17, 2019 Scott Schebler just had his shoulder operated on yesterday, but on June 5th he hit a baseball 449 feet down in Louisville. https://redsminorleagues.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Scott-Schebler-451.mp4 Tying Scott Schebler to round out the Top 5 on the list was this 449-foot blast by Narciso Crook on July 5th in Columbus that barely missed leaving the ballpark the hard way. https://redsminorleagues.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Crook449.mp4 With two more months of home run data, let’s take a look at the new and updated version of the Top 10 longest home runs of the season on the farm: Date Hitter Distance Team 6/15 Aristides Aquino 471 Bats 5/24 Nick Longhi 462 Bats 6/22 Ibandel Isabel 455 Lookouts 7/16 Aristides Aquino 454 Bats 6/10 Darlin Guzman 454 DSL Reds 6/5 Scott Schebler 451 Bats 5/29 Aristides Aquino 449 Bats 6/22 Aristides Aquino 449 Bats 7/5 Narciso Crook 449 Bats 7/26 TJ Hopkins 448 Mustangs Only two home runs from the first two months of the season remain on the top 10, and both of them came in the final week of May. Aristides Aquino is all over the list, showing up four times. The big surprise, though is Darlin Guzman showing up with a 454-foot home run down in the Dominican Summer League. He’s 18-years-old and hitting .365/.397/.635 currently. 2019 draft pick TJ Hopkins rounds out the list with a home run that he hit in Missoula that left the Osprey broadcasters nearly speachless after saying “that headed towards the river”. All 400+ foot home runs in the Cincinnati Reds Farm System in June and July. Date Hitter Distance Team 6/15 Aristides Aquino 471 Bats 6/22 Ibandel Isabel 455 Lookouts 7/16 Aristides Aquino 454 Bats 6/10 Darlin Guzman 454 DSL Reds 6/5 Scott Schebler 451 Bats 7/5 Narciso Crook 449 Bats 6/22 Aristides Aquino 449 Bats 7/26 TJ Hopkins 448 Mustangs 6/24 Ibandel Isabel 447 Lookouts 7/31 Rob Refsnyder 446 Bats 6/25 Brian O’Grady 446 Bats 6/30 Hendrik Clementina 443 Tortugas 6/1 Nick Longhi 443 Bats 7/7 Brian O’Grady 440 Bats 6/6 Alex Blandino 440 Bats 7/26 Aristides Aquino 439 Bats 7/19 Fidel Castro 438 AZL Reds 7/13 Aristides Aquino 438 Bats 6/25 Bruce Yari 438 Tortugas 7/25 Aristides Aquino 436 Bats 6/4 Brian O’Grady 436 Bats 7/13 Brian O’Grady 435 Bats 6/6 Alex Blandino 435 Bats 7/19 Narciso Crook 431 Bats 7/17 Narciso Crook 431 Bats 7/23 Jose Tello 430 AZL Reds 7/28 Aristides Aquino 429 Bats 7/5 Debby Santana 429 AZL Reds 7/26 Chadwick Tromp 427 Bats 6/26 Cash Case 427 Mustangs 7/29 Chadwick Tromp 426 Bats 7/6 Michael Beltre 426 Lookouts 6/25 Chad Tromp 426 AZL Reds 6/7 Jonathan India 426 Tortugas 7/21 Caleb Van Blake 425 AZL Reds 7/4 Leonardo Seminati 425 Mustangs 7/29 Jose Tello 424 AZL Reds 7/28 Narciso Crook 423 Bats 7/25 Edwin Yon 423 Mustangs 7/6 Ibandel Isabel 423 Lookouts 6/26 Ibandel Isabel 420 Lookouts 7/4 Chris Okey 419 Lookouts 7/21 Gavin LaValley 418 Lookouts 7/7 Ibandel Isabel 418 Lookouts 6/7 Aristides Aquino 418 Bats 7/24 Ibandel Isabel 417 Lookouts 7/19 Chadwick Tromp 417 Bats 7/27 Brian Rey 416 Dragons 6/29 Matt Lloyd 416 Mustangs 6/14 Aristides Aquino 416 Bats 6/1 Nick Longhi 414 Bats 7/30 Danny Lantigua 413 GreeneReds 7/20 Tyler Callihan 413 GreeneReds 7/20 Tyler Callihan 413 GreeneReds 7/19 AJ Bumpass 413 GreeneReds 7/1 Brian O’Grady 413 Bats 6/8 Nick Longhi 413 Bats 7/21 Scott Schebler 412 Bats 7/16 Fidel Castro 412 AZL Reds 6/29 Eric Yang 412 Mustangs 6/22 Aristides Aquino 412 Bats 7/19 Mariel Bautista 411 Dragons 6/21 Ibandel Isabel 411 Lookouts 7/4 Darlin Guzman 410 DSL Reds 6/25 Mitch Nay 409 Lookouts 7/19 Alex Blandino 408 Bats 7/11 AJ Bumpass 408 GreeneReds 6/8 Rob Refsnyder 408 Bats 7/29 Wendell Marrero 407 AZL Reds 7/16 Cash Case 407 Mustangs 7/9 Shard Munroe 407 Tortugas 7/2 Ibandel Isabel 407 Lookouts 6/18 Wendell Marrero 407 AZL Reds 6/6 Stuart Fairchild 407 Tortugas 7/31 Chadwick Tromp 406 Bats 7/13 AJ Bumpass 406 GreeneReds 7/1 Juan Martinez 406 Dragons 6/20 Scott Schebler 406 Bats 6/2 Aristides Aquino 406 Bats 7/27 Miguel Hernandez 404 Dragons 7/5 Pabel Manzanero 404 Dragons 7/2 Caleb Van Blake 404 AZL Reds 6/28 Allan Cerda 404 GreeneReds 6/27 Allan Cerda 404 GreeneReds 6/27 Cassidy Brown 404 Bats 6/19 Mark Kolozsvary 404 Tortugas 7/19 Miguel Hernandez 403 Dragons 7/12 Jose Tello 403 AZL Reds 7/6 Allan Cerda 403 GreeneReds 6/30 Stuart Fairchild 403 Lookouts 6/26 Tyler Stephenson 403 Lookouts 6/2 Mitch Nay 403 Lookouts 7/23 Esmil Torres 401 DSL Reds 7/20 Michael Beltre 401 Tortugas 7/20 Michael Beltre 401 Tortugas 7/30 Tyler Stephenson 400 Lookouts 7/26 Bryant Flete 400 Tortugas 7/8 Nate Scantlin 400 Mustangs 6/28 Pabel Manzanero 400 Dragons Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 8 Responses Pete August 7, 2019 Doug, the Aquino homer on July 28th looks longer than any of them. The ball appears to have landed across the street. What’s distance to the fence? Reply Pete August 7, 2019 The video is shown in this link: https://redsminorleagues.com/2019/07/29/narciso-crook-homers-twice-other-reds-farm-system-notes/ Reply Doug Gray August 7, 2019 It’s on the list. It went 429 feet. Pete August 7, 2019 My eyes are not what they used to be. Great work, thanks. Doug Gray August 7, 2019 Neither are mine. I’m contemplating lasik this offseason. RojoBenjy August 7, 2019 Aquino has such easy power. When Bellinger and Pederson, for instance, take a swing, it looks as max effort as can be. Puig looks like he’s swinging hard, too. That bomb Aquino hit on Tuesday? I’d be hard pressed to say he looked like he was swinging hard. The result showed otherwise. His first HR off Keuchel was a similar phenomenon. Could be one special player. Reply DaveCT August 7, 2019 Aquino reminds me of George Foster and Eric Davis. Incredibly strong wrists. Bat speed. He just swats the ball and it flies. I love the black bat (Foster). Reply Kindell August 7, 2019 Aquino looks great right now and he seems to have figured things out. We will really find out soon because pitchers are going to learn really quickly that you can’t make mistakes with him because he is pounding them right now. Also, he made a great play in the field last night. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.