Leandro Cedeno may not be thought to be a number of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ most sensible potentialities, however there will likely be various buzz about him after Saturday evening.
The 23-year-old first baseman unloaded a towering 527-foot house run whilst enjoying for the Amarillo Sod Poodles, the D-Backs’ Double-A associate. Cedeno’s large blast, which got here off San Diego Padres pitching prospect Nolan Watson, got here on a 3-0 pitch and used to be to heart box, the place it landed in a close-by parking zone. It had an go out speed of 113 mph.
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The homer tied the sport for the Sod Poodles, who went directly to win 7-6 of their “Christmas in July” sport.
The MLB’s longest house run within the Statcast generation (2015) used to be hit by means of the Texas Rangers’ Nomar Mazara in 2019 and used to be measured at 505 ft. Giancarlo Stanton has the one different 500-foot homer over that span, hitting a 504-foot shot in 2016 whilst nonetheless with the Miami Marlins.
However the file for longest homer in skilled baseball belongs to former Milwaukee Brewers prospect Joey Meyer, who recorded a 582-foot shot in 1987.
Cedeno, who signed with the D-Backs final yr after spending seven seasons within the St. Louis Cardinals’ group, is hitting .303 with a .545 slugging proportion for the Sod Poodles. His 18 homers rank fourth within the Texas League.