Charting the New York Yankees' Home Run Trot Times

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IApril 26, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 17:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of The New York Yankees rounds the bases after his home run against Doug Mathis #52 of the Texas Rangers during their game on April 17, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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As if baseball isn’t over-analyzed enough, David Biderman of The Wall Street Journal wrote about data collected by Marquette University that recorded all the 2009 Yankee home run trot times.

What they found out is that slugger Alex Rodriguez not only circles the bases most often, but he also rounds them the slowest.

He is followed by Nick Swisher , Robinson Cano , Jorge Posada , and Mark Teixeira , who are all within two seconds of each other.

Curtis Granderson was the fastest around the bases in ‘09, with Derek Jeter coming in right behind him.

Here is a chart they put together:

Of course A-Rod is the slowest around the bases. First of all, he probably hits the most no-doubters. Second, he’s the only one I can think of, aside from Swisher, who comes in second, who watches some of his shots.

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