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The longest homers for the week ending May 15th

We have dingers, yes we do! And this week, we have several new faces – and one that is becoming a staple.

1. C.J. Cron vs J.A. Happ, 468 feet (May 10th)

Welcome to the show and the top five for the year, C.J.! It’s something when a guy’s first career homer is a monster blast like this one.

2. Juan Francisco vs Justin Masterson, 448 feet (May 13th)

Francisco’s average home run length of 423.9 feet is third-best in baseball this season, behind just Giancarlo Stanton (of course) and teammate Edwin Encarnacion.

3. Brett Lawrie vs C.J. Wilson, 448 feet (May 12th)

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The homers really fly in Rogers Centre, even when a guy who doesn’t blast long homers like Brett Lawrie is involved.

4. Carlos Santana vs Dustin McGowan, 444 feet (May 14th)

Rogers Centre again. It *is* pretty funny that none of the yearly top five were hit in Rogers Centre, but it seems like every weekly top five has at least one homer from Toronto on the list.

5. Jose Abreu vs Trevor Cahill, 443 feet (May 9th)

It’s going to be fun to watch Jose Abreu at US Cellular Field for the next five and a half years…

Five longest homers of the year
1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Eric Stults, 484 feet (April 4th)
2. David Ortiz vs Masahiro Tanaka, 482 feet (April 22nd)
3. Justin Upton vs Jenrry Mejia, 477 feet (April 10th)
4. Giancarlo Stanton vs Jonathan Pettibone, 469 feet (April 12th)
5. Cron vs Happ, 468 feet (May 10th)

List appearances
Michael Morse, 3
Giancarlo Stanton, 3
Justin Upton, 3
Juan Francisco, 2
Mark Trumbo, 2
Jose Abreu, 1
Matt Adams, 1
Pedro Alvarez, 1
Jose Bautista, 1
Xander Bogaerts, 1
Michael Choice, 1
C.J. Cron, 1
Travis d’Arnaud, 1
Chris Davis, 1
Ian Desmond, 1
Matt Dominguez, 1
Edwin Encarnacion, 1
Prince Fielder, 1
Todd Frazier, 1
Carlos Gonzalez, 1
Junior Lake, 1
Brett Lawrie, 1
David Ortiz, 1
Josmil Pinto, 1
Buster Posey, 1
Yasiel Puig, 1
Carlos Santana, 1

Joe Lucia

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Joe is the managing editor of The Outside Corner and an associate editor at Awful Announcing. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is smack dab in the middle of some of the best (and worst) sports fans in the country.

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