Yankees: Watch Giancarlo Stanton’s mammoth home run leave the bat at 115.1 mph

New York Yankees, Giancarlo Stanton

Over the years, even when he was playing with the Miami Marlins before coming over to the New York Yankees via trade, Giancarlo Stanton has developed quite a reputation as the most powerful hitter in baseball.

After all, he did knock 59 balls out of the park in 2017, his last season with the fish. However, the most impressive part of the narrative is, without a doubt, the exit velocity readings on some of his batted balls.

The Yankees’ outfielder owns the hardest hit ball in the Statcast era with 123.9 miles per hour (a groundball), and he also hit the hardest home run at 121.7 mph in 2018. The dude is a beast, and it was on full display again on Wednesday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field.



The Yankees put on a fireworks show

During the Yankees’ win in spring training, Stanton hit a home run at 115 miles per hour, an impressive feat that few major leaguers have ever done, and he did it at a warmup game! Here, take a look at this beauty:

The majestic blast traveled, according to the Yankees’ official page, 420 feet, and preceded Gleyber Torres’ own home run to make it back-to-back dingers for the Bombers, something that could potentially happen several times during the regular season.

Stanton loves Statcast, and no wonder he does.

“If you hit the ball hard and find the hole or the wall — or over the fence — that’s a good thing,” Stanton said. “It’s just extra added info that’s pretty cool to see, especially since the first half of my career I didn’t get to see that.”

Yankees’ manager is excited to have a healthy Stanton contributing every day to the lineup. “He’s such a more evolved player in his focus, his process, his plan,” the skipper said. “His understanding of what he needs to do to be successful up there, what opposing pitchers are trying to do. I just feel like he hasn’t been on the field to let that growth he’s had as a player and as a hitter manifest.”