One of the reasons the New York Yankees are called the Bronx Bombers.
Historically, they like to list powerful hitters who can change the outcome of a game with their power.
See the names of Babe Ruth, Lo Gehrig, Joe Demaggio, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, Tino Martinez, Jason Giambi, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and more.
There are hundreds of home runs.
Since the Statcast era began in 2015, we can measure how fast a batted ball comes out of the home plate.
Not surprisingly, the Yankees’ hitters are often among the state’s leaders.
King of hard-hit balls
In 2022, however, something special is happening.
“Fair Ball hit in 2022 with exit velo of 110+ MPH: Giancarlo Stanton, 28; All other Yankees, 26 Braves, 23 Blue Jays, 23 Marlins, 22 Red Sox, 21 Rockies, 20 Nationals, 20 Twins, 19 White Sox, 18 Mariners, 18. Yes, more than any other team at Stanton. And the Yanks, led by Stanton, “Codify Baseball tweeted.
Hit the fair balls with the exit velo of 110+ MPH in 2022:
Giancarlo Stanton, 28
All other Yankees, 26
Blue Jess, 23
Red Sox, 21
White Sox, 18
Yes, more than any other team at Stanton.
And the Yanks, led by Stanton. pic.twitter.com/WBYyFqUptQ
– Codify (odCodifyBaseball) May 23, 2022
Stanton has led the league in the highest exit speed each year of the statcast era.
It also has the hardest hit ball at a speed of about 123 miles.
When he communicates, the ball screams.
It sounds different.
The same can be said of the judge, who owns most of the 26 batted balls with a speed of at least 110 mph listed in the “All Other Yankees” section.
The judge led MLB to 15 on home runs, and wants to surpass his personal best of 52 set in 2017.
Joey Gallo, Gleyber Torres, Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo… all of these people are able to shout at 110+ mph around the field.
When it comes to hitting the ball hard, no one can beat the 2022 Yankees.
Constant hitting the ball leads to better results and that is why the Yankees have the best record in the MLB.