Now that the calendar has shifted to May, it’s time to look back at the MLB hitters who saw the biggest swings in April and hit the five longest homers of the month. All article figures are courtesy of Statcast.
Which MLB players had the five longest home runs in April?
We start our list with two players who are tied for the fourth-longest home run in April. With a distance of 467 feet, let’s look at Christian Walker’s long home run of the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 24.
While Tylor Megill has thrown very well in his first five starts for the New York Mets (1.93 ERA / 2.72 FIP / .857 WHIP), it’s a pitch he wishes he hadn’t thrown.
Joining Walker at 467 feet is Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays, who wiped out a pitch from Texas Rangers starter Spencer Howard on April 10. as Toronto quickly took a 6-0 lead. However, Texas would come back with 12 unanswered points to take the win.
The Toronto slugger hit six homers in April. Not only was this Walker shot his longest of the month, it was also his hardest-hit ball of April, recording a 117.9 exit velocity.