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Milwaukee Brewers Year in Review: Longest Home Runs

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Christian Yelich dominates the list, but an unlikely player takes the top spot in 2019

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The 2019 Milwaukee Brewers hit 250 home runs, good for a spot in the Top 10 in the majors and ranking 5th in the National League.

With Christian Yelich having another incredible season, Mike Moustakas returning, and the additions of Yasmani Grandal and Keston Hiura, there was plenty of pop up and down the lineup. Here are the longest bombs hit by Brewers in the last year, according to Statcast.

10. Yasmani Grandal - 4/9/19

Distance: 441 feet
Exit Velocity: 107.4 mph
Launch Angle: 25.1 degrees

After a small slump to start the year, Grandal would heat up in a hurry after the season’s first series. This game was his only multi-homer game of the year, with this home run being the first of the two.

9. Keston Hiura - 7/1/19

Distance: 441 feet
Exit Velocity: 110.2 mph
Launch Angle: 27.7 degrees

This was Hiura’s first home run in the majors after briefly being sent back down to Triple-A for most of June, and was the first of 6 homers he had in July while hitting .355/.429/.699 in his first full month in the big leagues.

8. Yasmani Grandal - 9/6/19

Distance: 442 feet
Exit Velocity: 108.7 mph
Launch Angle: 33.4 degrees

Grandal’s incredible amount of playing time seemed to wear on him during the season’s middle months, but his power returned in a big way in September, when he hit 7 of his 28 home runs to finish the year strong. That included homering in three straight games against the Cubs, this being the second of the three.

7. Ryan Braun - 5/3/19

Distance: 443 feet
Exit Velocity: 111.7 mph
Launch Angle: 19.7 degrees

Braun put up his best OPS in three years in 2019 (.849) and his highest home run total since hitting 30 in 2016. He also continued to crush left-handed pitching, hitting .287/.360/.563 against them, including this bomb off of New York’s Steven Matz.

6. Christian Yelich - 9/1/19

Distance: 443 feet
Exit Velocity: 110.8 mph
Launch Angle: 28.4 degrees

Craig Kimbrel and the Cubs were hoping to get to the bottom of the 9th inning down by only one run. Instead, Yelich crushed this 3-2, 2-out pitch for a back-breaking 3-run homer.

5. Christian Yelich - 6/19/19

Distance: 447 feet
Exit Velocity: 112.6 mph
Launch Angle: 21.9 degrees

12 of Yelich’s 44 home runs in 2019 came off of lefties, like San Diego’s Matt Strahm. Petco Park was supposed to be “Bonds-proof” back in the day, but it looks like they weren’t able to make it Yelich-proof.

4. Mike Moustakas - 8/5/19

Distance: 459 feet
Exit Velocity: 111.5 mph
Launch Angle: 21.8 degrees

Moustakas finished second on the team in average home run distance, but only has one entry on this list. He at least made this one count, nearly putting it in the Allegheny River, with only the steel fence at the top of the bleachers keeping the ball out of the water.

3. Christian Yelich - 7/19/19

Distance: 459 feet
Exit Velocity: 109.7 mph
Launch Angle: 25.5 degrees

Yelich continued his home run binge in mid-July, hitting 4 home runs in the week following the All-Star break, this being the last of the four. His pace would cool off considerably after that, hitting just one more in July, a total of 5 in August (which came in 3 games), and 3 in September before his season-ending injury.

2. Christian Yelich - 6/20/19

Distance: 462 feet
Exit Velocity: 114.2 mph
Launch Angle: 26.3 degrees

Not only was this Yelich’s longest home run of the season, it’s the longest home run of his career, according to Statcast. It also came in as the hardest-hit Brewers home run of 2019.

1. Travis Shaw - 6/23/19

Distance: 465 feet
Exit Velocity: 113 mph
Launch Angle: 28.0 degrees

Shaw didn’t hit many home runs in the majors in 2019 as his swing and confidence fell apart, but he made this one count. It would be his last big league home run until September 16th. This was also the longest Brewers home run in several seasons and the third-longest Brewers home run ever in the Statcast era, behind only a 474-foot blast by Braun in 2015 and 476-foot home run by Domingo Santana in 2017.

Statcast data courtesy of Baseball Savant