I count seventeen home runs hit today in Spring Training, and MLB.com put up the video for the majority of them. So kick back, get your clicking finger ready, and enjoy the bombs.
Jason Heyward off of Duane Below
Darin Ruf off of Esmil Rogers first pitch fastball
John Mayberry, Jr. blasts off against Aaron Loup
Gregory Polanco off of David Phelps breaking ball with some serious hang-time
Mel Rojas off of Robert Coello on a pitch over the plate
Eric Chavez off of Wesley Wright into the Arizona wind
Elliot Johnson off of David Holmberg who threw a pitch at tee-ball location
Jake Lowery off of Ismael Guillon for a Spring Training grand slam
Tyler Naquin off of Michael Lorenzen, who probably was sad that pitch did not break more out of the zone
Ryan Braun with a no-doubt-about-it-shot off of Tommy Milone
Juan Francisco off of Tommy Milone and Jim Johnson… but MLB didn’t record his shots 😦
2012 #38 overall Draft Pick Mitch Haniger off of Paul Smyth… also no video
Prince Fielder off of Matt Duffy, Texas fans hoping they see a lot of this
Brent Lillibridge off of Cory Wade. Lillibridge doesn’t have a highlight video since July 28th and MLB.com denied him this dinger.
Danny Valencia off of Ryan Feierabend and Justin Maxwell off of Justin Germano and there are no videos for this, either. This took a bit of work, so I’m not sure how much I’ll do this. I’ve missed baseball, and it has rewarded my patience with highlights of big flies.