The Milwaukee Brewers hit a lot of home runs in 2017. They hit 224 of them to be exact, ranking 7th in the majors and tied for first in the National League.
With so many dingers, it can be easy to forget some of the more notable ones. As we get ready to turn the calendar to 2018, here's a look at the five (plus one) longest home runs Brewers hit this year, according to True Distance.
Honorable Mention - Keon Broxton
June 15, 2017 at St. Louis
442 feet off of Michael Wacha
106.0 mph off the bat
While not even in the Top 10 longest home runs hit by a Brewer in 2017 because it's not rated highly by "True Distance" or Statcast, the in-stadium estimation on this one was 489 feet -- the longest home run ever recorded in Busch Stadium history. Yes, further than any Mark McGwire or Albert Pujols or Matt Holliday ever hit.
5. Travis Shaw
June 16, 2017 vs. San Diego
452 feet off of Miguel Diaz
110.3 mph off the bat
One of two 452-foot bombs Shaw hit this year, this one makes the list due to the superior exit velocity (not because it was off of Diaz, who the Brewers lost in the Rule 5 draft last year, I swear). The other 452-footer was off of Masahiro Tanaka at Yankee Stadium a little less than a month later. As you'll see later, Shaw had plenty of no-doubters this year.
4. Jesus Aguilar
August 19, 2017 at Colorado
453 feet off of Greg Holland
109.8 mph off the bat
Two-run, pinch-hit, go-ahead home run in a tie game in the 9th inning against one of the best closers in the National League, against the team the Brewers were chasing in the wildcard race. Maybe not the longest home run of the year, but one of the biggest.
3. Lewis Brinson
July 26, 2017 at Washington
460 feet off of Sean Doolittle
112.1 mph off the bat
Brinson's first career home run was a moonshot, and a glimpse at the power scouts have drooled over. While the game was out of hand, Brinson crushed a 95 mph fastball from one of the best relievers in the game beyond the left field bleachers.
2. Travis Shaw
April 20, 2017 vs. St. Louis
465 feet off of Carlos Martinez
116.9 mph off the bat
The three-run blast off of the front of the top Miller Lite deck in right field was the longest Brewers dinger hit at Miller Park this year and gave the Brewers a 3-0 lead in the first inning. This is also the hardest-hit Brewers home run of the year. Shaw had 3 of the Top 5 hardest hit Milwaukee homers this year.
1. Domingo Santana
July 27, 2017 at Washington
475 feet off of Gio Gonzalez
115 mph off the bat
This one ranked as the 11th-longest home run in the majors for the entire year, and the 6th-longest by someone not named Aaron Judge, Joey Gallo or Giancarlo Stanton.
Other notes, courtesy of Hit Tracker Online:
- Shaw led the team with 11 'no doubt' home runs, followed by 7 by Eric Thames
- Santana led the team with 13 'just enough' home runs, followed by 12 by Shaw ('just enough' meaning it cleared the fence by less than 10 vertical feet or landed just beyond the fence)- Aguilar led the team with 3 'lucky' home runs -- those that wouldn't have been hit on a 70-degree and calm day (virtually neutral conditions)
- Keon Broxton had the longest average True Distance, with his 20 dingers averaging 405.2 feet