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We’re back at it this week as we continue our countdown of the longest home runs by a Cincinnati Reds player in the 2022 season. Today we’re looking at number five on the list. Over the past decade or so, we’ve been given the ability to at least *sort of* compare home run distances thanks to ball-tracking technology, making lists like this that much more fun because there’s almost none. as much speculation about it as there was before.

The 5th longest home run of the 2022 season was hit on April 27 by Brandon Drury. The now former Red hit the ball about 437 feet.

The video

The Metrics Behind The Blast

Dinelson Lamet was trying to get a big lead for the Padres and he thought it was a good idea to fire a 95 MPH fastball down the middle of the zone. Brandon Droy thought it was a good idea, too, and he met the ball with the barrel of the bat and sent it 437 feet to left center at 107 MPH.

Distance measurements

The distance. 437 feet

The ranks of the Reds. 5th

Major League Baseball Rankings. 273rd (tie)

Title of Brandon Drure. on the 1st

Other measurements

Launch angle. 22°

Output speed. 107.4 m/h

Reds Exit Velocity Rank (home runs only). 16th

MLB Exit Velocity Rank (home runs only). 1155th (tie)

The Story Behind The Blast:

It wasn’t a great day for the Reds. They never led and it was 5-0 early and they never got closer than 6-3. With the Padres taking an 8-3 lead, they put Dinelson Lamet in the 9th in an attempt to preserve the win. He struck out Jonathan India to start the inning, but that’s when it all came to a screeching halt when Brandon Drury crushed the first pitch he saw into the seats to make it 8-4. Lamett would allow three more base runners to reach before being replaced in what turned out to be an 8-5 victory for the Padres.

In a twist of fate, Brandon Drury would join the Padres later in the season via a trade deadline deal. He wouldn’t be teammates with Lamet, however, who was traded to Milwaukee the day before, where he never pitched because he was waived almost immediately and then claimed by the Colorado Rockies.

You can follow the entire series here

Longest home run of 2022 to Brandon Drury

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