I didn't see a distance (and they didn't announce it), but dead center was 400ft. and his HR hit high off one of the scoreboards out there. If I had to guess, I would say 420-440ft.?
Did they give a distance on that homerun or do they not do that in the minors?
Thank you for the reports. That is great! I'm looking forward to seeing them play too.
Interesting post. Terry Ryan has indicated that Mike Radcliff will be deeply involved in this year's draft and the info above seems to bear out the wisdom of that decision.
Capps looked nasty with his splitter the other night. Keep him longer to if any team get desperate enough to trade a top prospect for him.
I was at the 2nd Baltimore game... what really stuck out was how often Twins' batters don't even try to hit the ball hard. Guys like Span and Mauer like to be patient and work the count, but a lot of times they get into 2-strike counts, between borderline pitches, fouls, etc. The emphasis on making contact really hurts in those situations because they prefer making weak contact to trying to actually hit the ball hard. The result is just a bunch of groundouts. Heck, Span didn't even pull the ball once in batting practice.
I think the problem is more organizational but Vavra certainly is part of that.