Last week we took a look at the longest home runs of the various teams and levels throughout the Cincinnati Reds farm system. Today we are going to take a look a little bit more in depth. First, here’s how the Top 20 shapes up:

Date  Hitter  Distance Team
6/15/19 Aristides Aquino 471 Bats
5/24/19 Nick Longhi 462 Bats
8/20/19 TJ Hopkins 460 Mustangs
8/2/19 Edwin Yon 457 Mustangs
6/22/19 Ibandel Isabel 455 Lookouts
7/16/19 Aristides Aquino 454 Bats
6/10/19 Darlin Guzman 454 DSL Reds
6/5/19 Scott Schebler 451 Bats
7/5/19 Narciso Crook 449 Bats
5/29/19 Aristides Aquino 449 Bats
6/22/19 Aristides Aquino 449 Bats
7/26/19 TJ Hopkins 448 Mustangs
4/12/19 Ibandel Isabel 447 Lookouts
6/24/19 Ibandel Isabel 447 Lookouts
7/31/19 Rob Refsnyder 446 Bats
6/25/19 Brian O’Grady 446 Bats
4/17/19 Nick Senzel 445 EST
8/16/19 James Free 444 Mustangs
6/1/19 Nick Longhi 443 Bats
6/30/19 Hendrik Clementina 443 Tortugas

Some of these things aren’t that surprising. Seeing Aristides Aquino at the top of the list surprises no one. He’s got some real thunder and everyone knows that. TJ Hopkins showing up third and 12th on the list is a bit more surprising. He’s not exactly known for his power. He played in four seasons at South Carolina and hit a total of 19 home runs in 187 games and 640 at-bats. But, as you can see below in the much longer list, he hit three different home runs at least 440 feet with the Mustangs this season.

Louisville had the most 400+ foot home runs of any farm team. They had 73 of them. That’s more 400+ foot home runs than Daytona had total home runs. Juiced baseball and all, but still. Chattanooga had 37 such home runs, while Daytona had 27, and Dayton had 18. Looking at the teams in rookie-ball, Billings had 23, Greeneville had 18, the AZL Reds had 12, and the DSL Reds had 7. While the Bats had the most 400+ foot home runs, it was actually Billings that had the highest rate of 400+ foot home runs account for their total home runs. It was close, but the Mustangs edged out the Bats here 45.1% to 44.8%. Dayton was at just 23.4%, with the DSL Reds at just 20%. Everyone else fell between the 35-40% range.

When it comes to individual players who hit the most 400+ foot home runs, you got a taste of that answer if you followed along last week. Only three players did it at least 10 times. Only six players did it at least 7 times.

  • Ibandel Isabel – 20
  • Aristides Aquino – 16
  • Brian O’Grady – 11
  • Nick Longhi – 9
  • Hendrik Clementina/Rob Refsnyder – 7

As it was noted last week, Ibandel Isabel did things in the Southern League that statistically speaking, are hilarious. 20 of his league leading 26 home runs hit on the season were 400+ feet. Both Aristides Aquino and Brian O’Grady hit 28 home runs on the year for Louisville and had plenty of them top the 400 foot mark. What’s interesting here is that Nick Longhi hit 9 home runs at least 400+ feet. It’s interesting because he only had 12 homers on the year. That means that 75% of the home runs he did hit were really hit.

Here’s the list of all 217 home runs that went at least 400 feet in the farm system in 2019.

Date Hitter Distance Team
6/15/19 Aristides Aquino 471 Bats
5/24/19 Nick Longhi 462 Bats
8/20/19 TJ Hopkins 460 Mustangs
8/2/19 Edwin Yon 457 Mustangs
6/22/19 Ibandel Isabel 455 Lookouts
7/16/19 Aristides Aquino 454 Bats
6/10/19 Darlin Guzman 454 DSL Reds
6/5/19 Scott Schebler 451 Bats
7/5/19 Narciso Crook 449 Bats
5/29/19 Aristides Aquino 449 Bats
6/22/19 Aristides Aquino 449 Bats
7/26/19 TJ Hopkins 448 Mustangs
4/12/19 Ibandel Isabel 447 Lookouts
6/24/19 Ibandel Isabel 447 Lookouts
7/31/19 Rob Refsnyder 446 Bats
6/25/19 Brian O’Grady 446 Bats
4/17/19 Nick Senzel 445 EST
8/16/19 James Free 444 Mustangs
6/1/19 Nick Longhi 443 Bats
6/30/19 Hendrik Clementina 443 Tortugas
7/7/19 Brian O’Grady 440 Bats
6/6/19 Alex Blandino 440 Bats
8/17/19 TJ Hopkins 440 Mustangs
8/2/19 Edwin Yon 440 Mustangs
7/26/19 Aristides Aquino 439 Bats
8/22/19 Ivan Johnson 439 GreeneReds
7/19/19 Fidel Castro 438 AZL Reds
7/13/19 Aristides Aquino 438 Bats
4/24/19 Ibandel Isabel 438 Lookouts
5/15/19 Bruce Yari 438 Tortugas
6/25/19 Bruce Yari 438 Tortugas
6/4/19 Brian O’Grady 436 Bats
7/25/19 Aristides Aquino 436 Bats
7/13/19 Brian O’Grady 435 Bats
4/7/19 Brian O’Grady 435 Bats
6/6/19 Alex Blandino 435 Bats
8/25/19 Mitch Nay 434 Bats
4/16/19 Bren Spillane 434 Dragons
7/17/19 Narciso Crook 431 Bats
7/19/19 Narciso Crook 431 Bats
7/23/19 Jose Tello 430 AZL Reds
7/5/19 Debby Santana 429 AZL Reds
7/28/19 Aristides Aquino 429 Bats
8/7/19 Allan Cerda 429 GreeneReds
5/22/19 Rob Refsnyder 428 Bats
4/29/19 Tyler Stephenson 428 Lookouts
4/25/19 Gavin LaValley 428 Lookouts
7/26/19 Chadwick Tromp 427 Bats
8/3/19 Matt Lloyd 427 Mustangs
6/26/19 Cash Case 427 Mustangs
6/25/19 Chadwick Tromp 426 AZL Reds
7/29/19 Chadwick Tromp 426 Bats
7/6/19 Michael Beltre 426 Lookouts
5/13/19 Ibandel Isabel 426 Lookouts
6/7/19 Jonathan India 426 Tortugas
7/21/19 Caleb Van Blake 425 AZL Reds
4/17/19 Taylor Trammell 425 Lookouts
5/25/19 Ibandel Isabel 425 Lookouts
7/4/19 Leonardo Seminati 425 Mustangs
7/29/19 Jose Tello 424 AZL Reds
5/19/19 Brian O’Grady 424 Bats
5/19/19 Aristides Aquino 424 Bats
8/28/19 Danielito Remy 424 GreeneReds
8/13/19 James Free 424 Mustangs
5/10/19 Jonathan India 424 Tortugas
4/7/19 Nick Longhi 423 Bats
5/18/19 Nick Longhi 423 Bats
7/28/19 Narciso Crook 423 Bats
7/6/19 Ibandel Isabel 423 Lookouts
7/25/19 Edwin Yon 423 Mustangs
8/4/19 Mark Kolozsvary 423 Tortugas
5/2/19 Rob Refsnyder 422 Bats
4/27/19 Ibandel Isabel 422 Lookouts
8/27/19 Hendrik Clementina 421 Tortugas
4/26/19 Courtney Hawkins 420 Bats
6/26/19 Ibandel Isabel 420 Lookouts
4/25/19 Jonathan India 420 Tortugas
4/11/19 Aristides Aquino 419 Bats
7/4/19 Chris Okey 419 Lookouts
4/11/19 Brian O’Grady 418 Bats
6/7/19 Aristides Aquino 418 Bats
4/10/19 Ibandel Isabel 418 Lookouts
7/7/19 Ibandel Isabel 418 Lookouts
7/21/19 Gavin LaValley 418 Lookouts
4/9/19 Jonathan India 418 Tortugas
7/19/19 Chadwick Tromp 417 Bats
7/24/19 Ibandel Isabel 417 Lookouts
4/26/19 Sherman Johnson 416 Bats
6/14/19 Aristides Aquino 416 Bats
7/27/19 Brian Rey 416 Dragons
8/7/19 Danny Lantigua 416 GreeneReds
8/7/19 Cristian Olivo 416 GreeneReds
6/29/19 Matt Lloyd 416 Mustangs
4/9/19 Josh VanMeter 415 Bats
5/23/19 Brian O’Grady 415 Bats
5/28/19 Juan Martinez 415 Dragons
5/20/19 Jose Garcia 415 Tortugas
6/1/19 Nick Longhi 414 Bats
5/3/19 Hendrik Clementina 414 Tortugas
6/8/19 Nick Longhi 413 Bats
7/1/19 Brian O’Grady 413 Bats
5/6/19 Mariel Bautista 413 Dragons
7/20/19 Tyler Callihan 413 GreeneReds
7/20/19 Tyler Callihan 413 GreeneReds
7/30/19 Danny Lantigua 413 GreeneReds
7/19/19 AJ Bumpass 413 GreeneReds
5/24/19 Ibandel Isabel 413 Lookouts
8/25/19 Chris Okey 413 Lookouts
5/4/19 Hendrik Clementina 413 Tortugas
7/16/19 Fidel Castro 412 AZL Reds
7/21/19 Scott Schebler 412 Bats
4/29/19 Josh VanMeter 412 Bats
4/7/19 Aristides Aquino 412 Bats
6/22/19 Aristides Aquino 412 Bats
8/6/19 Justin Gomez 412 GreeneReds
8/14/19 Stuart Fairchild 412 Lookouts
8/18/19 Gavin LaValley 412 Lookouts
6/29/19 Eric Yang 412 Mustangs
5/9/19 Jose Garcia 412 Tortugas
5/16/19 Nick Longhi 411 Bats
8/2/19 Chad Tromp 411 Bats
7/19/19 Mariel Bautista 411 Dragons
8/6/19 Jose Acosta 411 DSL Reds
8/21/19 Garrett Wolforth 411 GreeneReds
4/27/19 Ibandel Isabel 411 Lookouts
6/21/19 Ibandel Isabel 411 Lookouts
7/4/19 Darlin Guzman 410 DSL Reds
9/12/19 Leonardo Seminati 410 Mustangs
5/19/19 Jose Garcia 410 Tortugas
4/20/19 Carlos Rivero 410 Tortugas
4/18/19 Rob Refsnyder 409 Bats
4/22/19 Mariel Bautista 409 Dragons
8/9/19 Wilmer Alcantara 409 DSL Reds
8/15/19 Wilmer Alcantara 409 DSL Reds
6/25/19 Mitch Nay 409 Lookouts
6/8/19 Rob Refsnyder 408 Bats
8/29/19 Nick Longhi 408 Bats
4/18/19 Aristides Aquino 408 Bats
7/19/19 Alex Blandino 408 Bats
7/11/19 AJ Bumpass 408 GreeneReds
8/16/19 James Free 408 Mustangs
6/18/19 Wendell Marrero 407 AZL Reds
7/29/19 Wendell Marrero 407 AZL Reds
4/29/19 Brian O’Grady 407 Bats
5/22/19 Brian O’Grady 407 Bats
7/2/19 Ibandel Isabel 407 Lookouts
8/3/19 Leonardo Seminati 407 Mustangs
7/16/19 Cash Case 407 Mustangs
6/6/19 Stuart Fairchild 407 Tortugas
7/9/19 Shard Munroe 407 Tortugas
4/13/19 Jonathan India 407 Tortugas
4/24/19 Hendrik Clementina 407 Tortugas
6/20/19 Scott Schebler 406 Bats
5/11/19 Rob Refsnyder 406 Bats
4/16/19 Josh VanMeter 406 Bats
7/31/19 Chadwick Tromp 406 Bats
6/2/19 Aristides Aquino 406 Bats
7/1/19 Juan Martinez 406 Dragons
7/13/19 AJ Bumpass 406 GreeneReds
4/28/19 TJ Friedl 406 Lookouts
5/20/19 Ibandel Isabel 406 Lookouts
8/18/19 Eric Yang 406 Mustangs
8/8/19 Hendrik Clementina 406 Tortugas
4/14/19 Nick Longhi 405 Bats
4/25/19 Josh VanMeter 405 Bats
8/9/19 Matt Lloyd 405 Dragons
8/7/19 Danny Lantigua 405 GreeneReds
7/2/19 Caleb Van Blake 404 AZL Reds
5/30/19 Phillip Ervin 404 Bats
4/29/19 Josh VanMeter 404 Bats
6/27/19 Cassidy Brown 404 Bats
7/5/19 Pabel Manzanero 404 Dragons
7/27/19 Miguel Hernandez 404 Dragons
8/24/19 Ernesto Liberatore 404 Dragons
6/27/19 Allan Cerda 404 GreeneReds
6/28/19 Allan Cerda 404 GreeneReds
5/22/19 Chris Okey 404 Lookouts
8/17/19 James Free 404 Mustangs
6/19/19 Mark Kolozsvary 404 Tortugas
7/12/19 Jose Tello 403 AZL Reds
8/21/19 Fidel Castro 403 AZL Reds
8/11/19 Rob Refsnyder 403 Bats
8/28/19 Nick Ciuffo 403 Bats
5/18/19 Shard Munroe 403 Dragons
7/19/19 Miguel Hernandez 403 Dragons
7/6/19 Allan Cerda 403 GreeneReds
6/26/19 Tyler Stephenson 403 Lookouts
6/30/19 Stuart Fairchild 403 Lookouts
6/2/19 Mitch Nay 403 Lookouts
4/16/19 Ibandel Isabel 403 Lookouts
8/29/19 Gavin LaValley 403 Lookouts
8/16/19 Quincy McAfee 403 Mustangs
5/20/19 Stuart Fairchild 403 Tortugas
8/15/19 Vladimir Gutierrez 402 Bats
8/17/19 Juan Martinez 402 Dragons
9/4/19 Tyler Callihan 402 Mustangs
8/2/19 Leonardo Seminati 402 Mustangs
8/15/19 Jose Garcia 402 Tortugas
5/20/19 Hendrik Clementina 402 Tortugas
8/11/19 Narciso Crook 401 Bats
4/8/19 Josh VanMeter 401 Bats
4/17/19 Christian Colon 401 Bats
4/23/19 Pabel Manzanero 401 Dragons
4/28/19 Juan Martinez 401 Dragons
7/23/19 Esmil Torres 401 DSL Reds
4/26/19 Cristian Olivo 401 EST
8/21/19 Garrett Wolforth 401 GreeneReds
7/20/19 Michael Beltre 401 Tortugas
7/20/19 Michael Beltre 401 Tortugas
6/28/19 Pabel Manzanero 400 Dragons
5/18/19 Brian Rey 400 Dragons
8/6/19 Wilmer Alcantara 400 DSL Reds
7/30/19 Tyler Stephenson 400 Lookouts
4/25/19 Ibandel Isabel 400 Lookouts
5/28/19 Ibandel Isabel 400 Lookouts
7/8/19 Nate Scantlin 400 Mustangs
7/26/19 Bryant Flete 400 Tortugas

11 Responses

  1. Oldtimer

    I forget how far he hit it (473 ft maybe) but I still have the ball that Billings C Pablo Manzerano hit over CF fence in Orem UT. It landed along University Parkway near the Owlzz stadium. On my way home, it was still there so I stopped and picked it up.

    Longest HR that I ever saw in person was Dave Kingman HR in Cubs/Phillies 23-22 game 40 years ago. It hit the front porch of the third (pink) house beyond LF fence. On a fly. Had to be over 500 ft easily.

    • Oldtimer

      Research says:

      Landed at the base of steps of front porch of 3715 N Kenmore Avenue.

      This HR hit the 4th (not 3rd) house. There is a vacant yard between the 3rd and 4th house still in 2019.

      This is 582 feet from home plate per Google Earth. Could well have been 600 feet legitimately.

      Unreal.

      • Doug Gray

        Not that I don’t believe the research you did wasn’t posted somewhere, but I absolutely do not believe the ball went that far before striking the ground.

        While I’m just using some estimates because there’s no video of the home run, for it to have gone that far, we’re talking about an exit velocity on something going that far over 140-150 MPH depending on the launch angle. The hardest we’ve recorded with radar in Major League Baseball for the last 5 years is 123 MPH. The math just doesn’t work for this one.

      • Doug Gray

        Let me add, that of course the math changes with the win, but he’d still have to have been playing in near hurricane force winds, blowing in the absolute perfect direction, to make the math make sense for the ball to have gone that far.

      • Oldtimer

        I don’t know how far it is (in ft) but I saw it hit the pink house beyond LF on the fly. I was at the game. I lived in Chicago then. Some researcher used Google Earth to measure it. I’m sure it was well over 500 ft.

        There certainly is video. I’ll link it for you.

      • Doug Gray

        Pouring through the comments section there, to me it seems reasonable to say 521 feet according to Google Maps for the 1976 home run.

        The 1979 home run you posted the video of got me to do some digging. 11 home runs hit in that game. Wind was blowing out HARD that day. No doubt he still absolutely murdered the ball. But it went further, probably by quite a bit, due to the wind. If it did indeed reach the porch on that 4th house, the shortest distance it goes is 566 feet. The math on that simply doesn’t work unless the wind carried it a whole heck of a lot. Which is certainly possible given what we know about that day. But what we need to be sure to note: Trackman isn’t using wind with it’s distances. A baseball could actually have gone further, or not as far, as the distance it’s estimating, because of weather factors at play. The numbers/distances can’t exactly be compared because of this.

      • Oldtimer

        Kingman hit HR in 1976 as NY Met (excerpt clipped below). The 1979 HR went farther (4th house). So over 550 ft is reasonable guess.

        Dave Kingman hit one entirely out of Wrigley Field on April 14, 1976. That much is known. The exact distance, however, remains disputed.

        According to William Jenkinson, researchers estimated the fabled fly ball at 573 feet, and the New York Times originally reported a 630-foot flight. Jenkinson’s findings serve as the basis for the used mark of 530 feet.

        “It has been confirmed that the ball struck against the third house beyond Waveland Avenue, which is situated about 530 feet from home plate,” Jenkinson wrote.

      • Oldtimer

        I was THERE that day. It was warm and windy. Ideal HR weather. It hit the porch of the 4th house. I saw it happen. 550 feet at least. Maybe longer.

        It was a classic Wrigley Field day. Wind blowing out.