Since Statcast was implemented in 2015, no one has hit the ball harder than Giancarlo Stanton, who frequently muscles up for triple-digit readings. However, it doesn’t necessarily always yield results.
While with the Marlins in 2017, Stanton had a 122.2 mph single off the Braves’ Max Fried on Oct. 1.
Stanton has the top seven hardest-hit balls of the 2021 season. Monday’s 122.2 mph double play surpassed a 120.2 mph groundout on June 17 against the Blue Jays for the year’s hardest-hit ball.