Trot Times for May 3, 2013

On a day where ESPN Playbook mentions my excitement at having Adam Rosales back in the lineup and healthy, he hits his first home run of the season. Very nice to see.

Let's get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: John Buck, New York Mets – 22.42 seconds [video]
Ten home runs for John Buck already? Really? How did that happen?

Slowest Trot: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals – 25.15* seconds [video]
This one is actually a bit tough to tell exactly which foot touched home plate for Holliday. It's technically possible that the 25.04 second trot from Mark Reynolds is the slowest of the day. However, this 25.15 second trot time represents what seems to be the earliest possible step Holliday could have taken on home plate. If the time is inaccurate, it is much more likely to be slower than quicker.

Quickest Trot: Adam Rosales, Oakland Atletics – 16.24 seconds [video]
It's good to have Rosales back and sprinting. I've said this before, but it's exponentially more true for him: it's remarkable that this incredibly quick trot time comes about even though he slowed down so considerably at the end there. Imagine how fast the trot could have been if Rosales had been able to run through the bag instead of slowing down because the A's dugout is on the third base side of Yankee Stadium. Curses!

 

All of Today's Trots

Matt Holliday.....25.15*  Domonic Brown.....20.4
Mark Reynolds.....25.04	  Desmond Jennings..20.34
Ryan Howard.......24.74	  Chase Utley.......20.11
Carlos Beltran....24.53	  Jason Bay.........20.01
Miguel Montero....22.96	  Michael Cuddyer...20.01
John Buck.........22.42	  Donovan Solano....19.96
Lucas Duda........21.85	  Kyle Seager.......19.93
Trevor Plouffe....21.54	  Gerardo Parra.....19.76
Alex Avila........21.39	  Evan Gattis.......19.66
Andrew McCutchen..20.99	  Josh Rutledge.....19.39
Kelly Johnson.....20.98	  Chris Parmelee....19.16
Mark Trumbo.......20.84	  Mike Trout........19.15
David Wright......20.63	  Jordy Mercer......18.81
Buster Posey......20.59*  Marlon Byrd.......18.7
Yonder Alonso.....20.53	  Adam Rosales......16.24

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Larry Granillo

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.

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