Statcast breaks down Jones' homer off CC
Adam Jones has always been a great player, but he's been on a bit of a power barrage to open the 2015 season. If you're wondering how that's happening, wonder no more.
Statcast has the answers.
Using the revolutionary technology that will be making its 2015 debut during Tuesday's MLB Network Showcase game between the Cardinals and Nationals, analysts and fans can break down just about every move made on a baseball field, get the pertinent data and crunch the numbers into explanations for the previously unexplainable.
On Tuesday night in Baltimore, Jones connected off Yankees starter CC Sabathia for his fourth homer of the young season. Jones swung at what looked like an offspeed pitch and got the bat around, pulling it out of Camden Yards to left field.
Statcast shows why. The exit velocity off the bat head was a robust 101 mph, the projected distance was a way-more-than-good-enough 389.7 feet, and the hang time of 4.26 seconds made it a bit of a moonshot.