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September 3, 2012

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for September 2

by Larry Granillo

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you're lucky enough to spend it at a ballgame, eating some grilled burgers, or otherwise enjoying some most decidedly non-labor.

Let's get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves - 29.21* seconds [video]
We'll talk about his slow trot in moment. Right now, let's enjoy another memorable moment for Chipper on his farewell tour, this time a three-run, walkoff blast at Turner Field with the Braves down two and with two outs. And it was no cheapie, landing up near the concourse in right-centerfield. ESPN's Hit Tracker calls it 443 feet.

Slowest Trot: Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves - 29.21* seconds [video]
It's no secret that Chipper doesn't run all that fast anymore. Of his 14 home runs this year, the quickest that I have him timed is 23.18 seconds, though most fall in the 24.5 second range or slower. Prior to last night, he also owned the fourth slowest trot of the season. After this walkoff blast, Chipper now owns the fourth and fifth slowest trots of the season. One thing about this particular trot: walkoff scrums can be very difficult to see when the player touches home plate and this one was tougher than usual. The trot time could be anywhere between 28.9 seconds and 29.6 seconds, depending on when he likely stepped on the plate. After timing the trot over a dozen times, the 29.21 second time is the one that I'm most comfortable with.

Alfonso Soriano (26.61 seconds) and Ramon Hernandez (25.95 seconds) get off easy today.

Quickest Trot: Alejandro De Aza, Chicago White Sox - 17.88 seconds [video]
A leadoff homer for De Aza off of Detroit's Justin Verlander. The quick trot gave the White Sox an early lead, but it wasn't enough to win the game. The next quickest trot belonged to Texas' Jurickson Profar, who hit this home run in his first career at-bat. His 18.59 second trot was a nice introduction to the big leagues.

 

All of Today's Trots

Chipper Jones......29.21* Matt Kemp..........21.49
Alfonso Soriano....26.61  Chris Parmelee.....21.47
Ramon Hernandez....25.95  John McDonald......21.22
Rickie Weeks.......24.84  Jason Bay..........21.09
Edwin Encarnacion..24.63  David Murphy.......20.87
Carlos Peguero.....23.97  Delmon Young.......20.84
Tyler Colvin.......23.6	  Chris Nelson.......20.65
Yovani Gallardo....23.36  Chase Headley......20.57
Ryan Braun.........23.34  Tyler Greene.......20.56
Mark Reynolds #2...23.33  Daniel Descalso....20.09
Gaby Sanchez.......23.19  Brennan Boesch.....20.09
Carlos Santana.....23	  Stephen Drew.......20.03
Michel McKenry.....22.92  Kurt Suzuki........19.89
Mark Reynolds #1...22.87  Josh Hamilton......19.58
Jesus Montero......22.81  Chris Dickerson....19.39
Seth Smith.........22.18  Carlos Gomez.......19.37
Miguel Montero.....21.96  Jeff Bianchi.......18.99
Ben Francisco......21.85  Jurickson Profar...18.59
Carlos Pena........21.82  Alejandro De Aza...17.88
Jay Bruce..........21.79  Garrett Jones.... ..n/a
Adrian Beltre......21.64

Saturday's Trots

Hanley Ramirez.....26.01  Coco Crisp.........21.69
Dexter Fowler......25.85  David Murphy.......21.5
Jimmy Rollins......25.45  David DeJesus......21.22
Matt Holliday......24.66  Martin Prado.......21.03*
Andre Ethier.......23.74  Justin Upton.......20.79
Adam LaRoche.......23.09  Ryan Roberts.......20.6*
Pedro Alvarez......23.01  Corey Hart.........20.41*
Chris Carter.......22.78  Danny Espinosa.....20.29
Adrian Beltre......22.7	  Will Venable.......19.95
Matt Joyce.........22.66  Justin Maxwell.....19.31
Matt Wieters.......22.55  Tyler Colvin.......19.26
Delmon Young.......22.49  Robinson Cano......19.04
Chris Parmelee.....22.13  Trayvon Robinson...18.35
Edwin Encarnacion..22.03  David Freese.......n/a
Joe Mauer..........21.91

Click here for the ongoing 2012 Tater Trot Tracker Leaderboard. You can also follow @TaterTrotTrkr on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute trot times.

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