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June 1, 2011

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for May 31

by Larry Granillo

Family issues kept me from posting Monday's trots yesterday. There were 46 hit that day - the biggest day of the year, I believe - but I still had to go back and time then. The times are included below. Tuesday's home run haul was a little smaller, but it was still a pretty good day for taters.

Let's get to those trots!

Home Run of the Day: Mitch Moreland, Texas Rangers - 23.46 seconds [video]
This home run is from Monday, but I can't let it slip by. Watch the video. Now that is a home run. I'm pretty sure he just hit it out of Tropicana and all the way to Tampa. Pretty darn impressive.

Slowest Trot: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox - 25.3 seconds [video]
No one should be surprised to see Big Papi here. We've all learned by now that, when he hits home runs, he tends to be the slowest trot. What might surprise us is Victor Martinez's 28.76 second trot [video] on Monday. Martinez is often one of the slowest of the day, but this is incredibly slow even for him.

Quickest Trot: Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees - 18.42 seconds [video]
Papi in the Slowest Trot spot and Granderson in the Quickest Trot spot. Very appropriate.

 

All of Today's Trots

David Ortiz........25.3        John Mayberry......21.64
Jonathan Lucroy....24.6        Matt Joyce.........21.53
Evan Longoria......24.34       Casey Blake........21.48
Yunel Escobar......24.08       Ty Wigginton.......21.15*
Robinson Cano......23.6        Kelly Johnson......20.84
Justin Smoak.......23.16       Corey Hart.........20.62
Justin Upton.......22.88       Danny Espinosa #1..20.51*
Matt Kemp..........22.26       Brett Wallace......20.41
Domonic Brown......22          Hunter Pence.......20.28
Matt Wieters.......21.83       Jason Varitek......19.72
Justin Morneau #2..21.79       David DeJesus......19.44
Justin Morneau #1..21.72*      Logan Morrison.....19.16
Gaby Sanchez.......21.68       Danny Espinosa #2..19.05*
Sean Rodriguez.....21.64       Curtis Granderson..18.42

Monday's Trots

Victor Martinez....28.76       Cody Ross..........21.54
Chris Snyder.......24.88       Jeff Keppinger.....21.41
Ryan Howard........24.23       Laynce Nix.........21.34*
James Loney........24.16       Eric Hosmer........21.24
Torii Hunter #2....23.93       Kelly Johnson #2...21.14
Mike Napoli #2.....23.66*      Kelly Johnson #1...21.11
Justin Upton.......23.65       Ty Wigginton.......21*
Mark Reynolds......23.63       Mark Trumbo........20.96*
Torii Hunter #1....23.6        Albert Pujols......20.95
Paul Konerko.......23.55       Kyle Phillips......20.94
Mitch Moreland.....23.46       Gerardo Parra......20.46
Andres Torres......23.44       Raul Ibanez........20.41
Mike Napoli #1.....23.35       Carlos Gomez.......20.36
Gaby Sanchez.......23.19       Alex Gordon........20.21
Miguel Montero.....23.06       Endy Chavez........20.18
Shelley Duncan.....22.79*      Hunter Pence.......20.02
Jay Bruce..........22.65*      Justin Ruggiano....19.68
Miguel Cabrera.....22.63       J.R. Towles........19.25
Jayson Nix.........22.29       Josh Wilson........19.17
Carlos Pena........21.98       Ben Zobrist........18.97
Mark Teixeira......21.8        Peter Bourjos......18.91
Adrian Gonzalez....21.63       Michael Morse......18.84
Clint Barmes.......21.54       Danny Espinosa.....18.08*
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mrdannyg

Granderson's time needs to be filled in.

Since I'm posting anyway (love these btw), I've been wanting to ask what the stars beside some times mean. I'm sure it's said somewhere, but I've never noticed it.

Jun 01, 2011 12:31 PM
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BP staff member Larry Granillo
BP staff

Thanks. I'll fix that (you can see it below, though).

The stars are an approximation, usually when the player's foot isn't on screen and I can't tell for sure which foot touched the plate. If I don't feel like I'm within 1-2 steps of accuracy, then I give the runner an N/A instead.

I should probably put that somewhere, but I don't want to give the wrong impression by just saying "approximate time"...

Jun 02, 2011 10:11 AM
 
R.A.Wagman

FYI - Shelley Duncan's homer was on Tuesday, not Monday. Also of note - he became the 15th (?) guy to ever reach the 5th deck in the Rogers Centre with his tater.

Jun 01, 2011 13:14 PM
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BP staff member Larry Granillo
BP staff

Thanks. But I checked to make sure, and Duncan's homer was Monday... Escobar hit the only home run on Tuesday.

Jun 02, 2011 10:08 AM
 
Jason Wojciechowski

Johnson and Morneau's consistency is pretty awesome.

Jun 01, 2011 20:37 PM
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