The home run is the signature play in baseball, and the potential for a home run will keep fans on the edge of their seats. Thanks to the ESPN Home Run Tracker, fans can go back and review all of the home runs hit this year and compare how they stack up against one another.
This past week saw eight players hit home runs over 440 feet. However, no one was able to unseat the season leaders, Mark Trumbo and Anthony Rizzo. These two players still hold the title thanks to home runs that traveled 475 feet back in April.
True Distance: 440 feet
The Red Sox versus Angels series this weekend has seen a number of long balls, including Mike Trout's home run of 443 feet and this one by Mike Napoli that fell just three feet short of that mark. The Red Sox went on to win this game 6-2.
Napoli has tailed off since the start of the season, when he hit eight home runs over the first two months. This was his first home run since June 1st, and a home run like this can sometimes break players out of their slumps.
True Distance: 442 feet
Earlier this week, Robinson Cano had a stretch of four home runs over three games. The home run linked above was the second one in that stretch and the first of two in the game against the Twins on July 1st.
The Yankees were in a tailspin before this game, losing seven out of their last eight. But they went on to win 10-4. They have continued to play winning baseball and have won six straight.
True Distance: 443 feet
Mike Trout is not going to surprise anyone this year after his breakout year last season. These home runs have almost become expected from the 21-year-old.
Trout golfed this shot over the left field fence in the third inning off of Ryan Dempster, breaking a 2-2 tie and helping the Angels win 9-7.
True Distance: 445 feet
Austin Jackson is not known as a power hitter. He only has five home runs over 53 games this year. However, two of those home runs, including this one, have traveled over 440 feet.
This one came in the eighth inning off of Neil Wagner of the Toronto Blue Jays. Given Wagner's reaction as soon as it was hit, he knew that ball would clear the fence.
True Distance: 446 feet
Logan Morrison's solo home run came in the second inning of the Miami Marlins' game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. The home run tied the game up for the Marlins, but the Cardinals ended up winning 5-4.
Morrison has missed most of the season, playing in less than 20 games, but he is hitting well above his career numbers and may be in line for a rebound season.
True Distance: 447 feet
Adrian Beltre has 17 home runs on the season. But he saw his home runs fade off slightly in June, with only three homers between June 1st and July 3rd. It looks like he may have snapped out of his slump, though, as he hit two solo shots against the Seattle Mariners on the Fourth of July.
The Rangers needed both runs, as they went on to beat the Mariners 5-4.
The home run above came in the second inning, breaking a scoreless tie, and it came off one of the better pitchers this season, Hisashi Iwakuma.
True Distance: 451 feet
Hanley Ramirez has not wasted much time since coming off the DL to make his impact felt with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has six home runs since returning on June 4th and tied his L.A. teammate, Yasiel Puig, for the longest home run of the week.
Ramirez's blast came in the ninth inning, one day after Puig's, giving the Dodgers an insurance run and securing a 9-7 victory over the Rockies.
True Distance: 451 feet
Yasiel Puig had the longest home run of the week with his blast against the Rockies on Tuesday night, which traveled over 450 feet. While Coors Field is known to be a hitter's park, Puig's home run would have cleared the outfield wall of all 30 MLB stadiums, according to the ESPN Home Run Tracker.
Puig continues to dominate the league and is even a finalist for one of the final spots on the NL All-Star roster. Watching highlights like this one, where he has the power to drive a ball that is knee high to straightaway center, continues to keep the excitement for this player at an all-time high.