We’re almost to the top of the list, but not quite to the very top. This week we’re looking at the second spot on the list for longest home runs hit by a Cincinnati Reds player in the 2022 season. Over the last decade or so we’ve been given the ability to at least *sort of* be able to compare the distances on home runs thanks to ball tracking technologies, making lists like this a lot more fun to look at because there’s not nearly as much guesswork on it as there used to be.

The 2nd longest home run of the season in 2022 came on August 9th by Jake Fraley. His home run went 439 feet in New York against the Mets Carlos Carrasco.

The Video

The Metrics Behind The Blast

Carlos Carrasco had a shutout going in the top of the 7th inning, but Jake Fraley got a change up in the middle of the zone and he didn’t miss. The 85 MPH pitch left at 107 MPH and gave his teammates in the bullpen a souvenir from the big apple.

Distance Metrics

Distance: 439 Feet

Reds Ranks: 2nd

Major League Baseball Rank: 230th (tie)

Jake Fraley Rank: 1st

Other Metrics

Launch Angle: 33°

Exit Velocity: 107.1 MPH

Reds Exit Velocity Rank (home runs only): 17th

MLB Exit Velocity Rank (home runs only): 1287th (tie)

The Story Behind The Blast

Entering the 7th inning the Mets led 4-0 with Carlos Carrasco holding onto a shutout. Donovan Solano led off the frame with a single into left field. After Aristides Aquino flew out to left field, Jake Fraley came to the plate. He got ahead 2-0 in the count before a change up hung dead red in the middle of the plate and he did not miss it, connecting for his third home run of the season, and his second in the last two weeks after being recalled from Triple-A. From that day moving forward, Fraley hit .279/.369/.520 to complete the season.

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6 Responses

  1. old-school

    Im a big fan of Fraley as a lefty hitter against righties. Hes got plate discipline, gets on base and obviously has some pop. I’ve still not seen my favorite home run of the year by Fraley. Hmmm….1 to go.

  2. Mark Moore

    Nice, fluid swing. Hope to see more of that in 2023.

  3. LDS

    And the Cueto fantasy is officially over. He signed with Miami for $8.5 million.

  4. Harry Stoner

    Good move for Jonny Beisbol.

    Until MLB expands to Havana or Santo Domingo this is likely as close to playing back home.

    Would have loved to see him back with Los Rojos, but, you’re right, it was nothing but a fantasy.

    Ah…what the same money brought the team from El Minor.

    • Harry Stoner

      Doh! Forgive the double post…..

  5. JayTheRed

    As much as I was hopeful, he would return to the Reds I knew in my heart it wasn’t going to happen.

    Side Note apparently Corea is going back to the Twins for around 33.3 million a
    year for the next 6 seasons. Oh, that’s assuming they don’t freak out on his medicals too.

    Weeeee… Isn’t baseball fun.