Miami Marlins fans better enjoy Giancarlo Stanton while they have him because the young talent is a sight to behold.
Case in point, Stanton’s home run during a Spring Training game against the New York Mets.
In the top of the 7th inning with the Marlins nursing a three-run lead, Stanton stepped to the plate with a runner on first base.
Moments later he was trotting the bases after clobbering a 2-2 pitch over the left field wall, but this wasn’t just any home run – this was a monstrous blast.
The flight of the ball looked impressive immediately off the swing, but the ball just keep traveling and traveling, seeming as if would never come down. And it may not have if not for a well placed netting that finally gave the ball a final resting place.
So how far did the blast go? Projections have it rounding out at 525 feet and that’s likely the minimum. Had the ball stayed in flight rather than hitting the elevated netting? It probably had another good fifty or sixty feet of air time.
The video doesn’t do it justice – look how far that black screen is behind the outfield fence.
— Jon Santucci (@JonSantucci) March 10, 2014