Watch: Bryce Harper’s mammoth home run clears the batter’s eye
Bryce Harper hasn’t had the start to his Philadelphia Phillies career that he would’ve hoped for, but sometimes he offers up a reminder of the massive power he possesses.
That was certainly true on Saturday, when he hit the second-longest home run he has ever hit since Statcast tracking began in 2015, according to Paul Casella of MLB.com. The first inning shot off Colorado Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela went a projected 466 feet, clearing the center field batter’s eye and landing on Ashburn Alley. The exit velocity was a cool 114.1 MPH.
Harper has definitely turned in some signature moments since joining the Phillies, and this will go down as one of them. Philadelphia fans will simply want to see him do things like this a bit more consistently, as he came into the day hitting just .222 with a league-worst 60 strikeouts.