No one is ever going to question the power of Mike Trout, and on Friday night against the Royals, he reminded all of us why that is the case.
Watch in the video below as Trout absolutely tattoos this pitch in the first inning against Kansas City.
That right there, that obliteration of a baseball, was ruled by ESPN to be a 489 foot home run, which if that number is accurate, would be the longest blast in the Major Leagues since the 2012 season.
ESPN is calling it at 489 feet, which would be the longest hit in the majors since Giancarlo Stanton hit a 494 foot bomb in 2012. However, we’re holding off on calling it…yet. The Hit Tracker data for the homer will officially be posted after the game, and we’ll make a call then (and you’ll see it in next week’s edition of the longest homer of the week – they always happen on Fridays, don’t they?).
Of course, as they pointed out, the number is always unofficial, however when you watch that bomb, they’re right: It seems like a pretty accurate number.
After the game, though, should we find out that the distance number is true, then it will be the longest homer since the ’12 season and Trout will have yet another impressive accomplishment to add to his resume.
He’s more than earning that big pay day he recently received from the Angels, isn’t he?