MLB's Longest Home Run Blasts of the Week (May 5-May 11)

Joel ReuterFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2013

As the week wraps up, it's time to take a look back at the longest home runs of the past seven days, an exercise made much easier thanks to the ESPN Home Run Tracker

The longest home run of the season is still a tie between Angels left fielder Mark Trumbo and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. They each hit 475-foot bombs earlier this year.

While no one surpassed that mark this week, the seven days did not pass without some notable jacks. Here is a look at the five longest home runs from May 5 to May 11.


5. Andrew Brown (447 Feet) - see video here

Date: May 11

Vs. Tony Watson, Pittsburgh Pirates

Season HR: 1

An 18th-round pick back in 2007, Brown didn't make his big league debut until 2011. He is now playing for his third team in three years in the Mets.

He showed some decent pop last year, hitting five home runs in 112 at-bats, and he hit his first homer of the season on Saturday off Pirates reliever Tony Watson.

It was an insignificant blow in the grand scheme of things, making an 11-1 game 11-2. Believe it or not, this was not the longest home run of Brown's career; he blasted a 460-footer off Patrick Corbin of Arizona last season.


4. Evan Longoria (448 Feet)

Date: May 11

Vs. Huston Street, San Diego Padres

Season HR: 9

It may not have been the longest home run of the week, but it was certainly the most significant of any on this list. Longoria's two-run shot Saturday night was of the walk-off variety.

Leading 7-6, the Padres turned the ball over to veteran closer Huston Street to slam the door, and he got two quick outs to open the ninth inning.

Ben Zobrist then managed to work a two-out walk, before Longoria drilled a 2-1 offering from Street over the wall for the game-winner. It was the first blown save of the season for Street, who had converted his first eight chances.


3. Miguel Cabrera (453 Feet)

Date: May 10

Vs. Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

Season HR: 7

It was not a pretty outing for Corey Kluber on Friday. He lasted just 4.2 innings and allowed 11 hits and eight earned runs. 

He also allowed not only this home run, but the No. 1 spot on this list as well. The Tigers are not the team to have a rough outing against.

Cabrera is off to another fantastic start this year, hitting .376/.447/.603 with seven home runs and 40 RBI. He is well on his way to another MVP-caliber campaign.


2. Mark Reynolds (457 Feet)

Date: May 6

Vs. Jarrod Parker, Oakland A's

Season HR: 10

Signed to a one-year, $6 million deal this offseason, Reynolds has been perhaps the biggest steal of the offseason to this point.

He's still striking out a ton, but he's hitting .284/.368/.621 with an AL-high 11 home runs and 31 RBI. More importantly, he's proving to be a force in the middle of the Indians lineup.

This particular shot made for one of the cooler moments of the season so far. Reynolds had been drilled near the head by Parker earlier in the game, and he got his payback in a big way. After taking a couple steps, he threw down his bat and stared out toward Parker.


1. Prince Fielder (460 Feet)

Date: May 6

Vs. Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians

Season HR: 9

Before giving up the aforementioned bomb to Miguel Cabrera in the fourth inning, Corey Kluber gave up this moonshot to Fielder to put the Tigers up 4-1.

Fielder was largely overshadowed by the Triple Crown season of Miguel Cabrera in his first year in Detroit, and understandably so.

Now, he's trying to put together an MVP season of his own. He's currently hitting .299/.424/.575 with nine home runs and 33 RBI, drawing an AL-high 26 walks.