Let’s all gather around and enjoy this home run from Reds third baseman Todd Frazier last night against Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin:
The blast traveled an estimated distance of 485 feet, which makes it the longest home run in the majors so far this season. It just barely ekes out this home run from the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton on April 4, which traveled an estimated distance of 484 feet according to ESPN’s Hit Tracker Online.
Frazier’s home run is the sixth-longest in Great American Ballpark history. Adam Dunn still holds the record with this massive 535-foot shot.
MLB.com’s Mark Bowman confirms a report from Daniel Álvarez Montes of EVTV Miami that the Braves are calling up outfield prospect Ronald Acuña from Triple-A Gwinnett.
The move is obviously much anticipated and expected, as Acuña is considered the top prospect in baseball among those who hadn’t been called up to the majors yet. Acuña has had a slow start with Gwinnett, as he’s batting only .215/.301/.277 in 73 plate appearances. However, he has turned things around somewhat in recent days, batting .379 with a double and a homer since April 17.
Acuña should be in Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Reds and he should be a lineup regular going forward. The expectations are high for Acuña, who signed with the Braves as an international free agent in July 2014.