Trot Times for April 19, 2014

A late start thanks to the Easter holiday (and some beautiful weather), so let’s get right to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: J.B. Shuck, Los Angeles Angels – 18.7 seconds [video]
Now this is something I’ve never seen before. No, not the home run or even the quick trot. No, this:

Now that’s enough to earn Home Run of the Day!

Slowest Trot: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox – 26.23* seconds [video]
For his first homer since setting the record for slowest trot of the Tater Trot Tracker era, David Ortiz hit something remarkably similar. The ball sailed down the first base line and hooked up and over Pesky’s Pole. This blast was a little easier to follow than his last, however, with Papi beginning his much sooner after making contact. It all adds up. This 26-second trot is more than 7 seconds quicker than his record-breaker last week.

Quickest Trot: J.B. Shuck, Los Angeles Angels – 18.7 seconds [video]
Maybe the cameraman tripped because he wasn’t expecting Shuck’s trot to be so fast? Shuck beat out Oakland’s Jed Lowrie for the quickest trot of the day by hair, 18.7 seconds versus 18.75.

All of Today's Trots

David Ortiz.........26.23*   Kevin Kouzmanoff....22.47
Welington Castillo..24.69    Michael Morse.......21.93
Victor Martinez.....24.37    Ryan Braun #1.......21.53
Prince Fielder......24.19    Mike Olt............21.36
Justin Upton........24.01    Kurt Suzuki.........21.16
Albert Pujols.......23.62    Ryan Hanigan #2.....21.11
Justin Morneau......23.27    Wil Myers #1........20.65
Marcell Ozuna.......23.11    Danny Espinosa......20.11*
Ryan Braun #2.......23.08    Nick Castellanos....19.93
Andre Ethier........22.9*    Jonathan Villar.....19.14
Darwin Barney.......22.85    Jed Lowrie..........18.75
Mark Reynolds.......22.84    J.B. Shuck..........18.7
Wil Myers #2........22.62    Evan Longoria.......N/A
Ryan Hanigan #1.....22.5

Click here for the ongoing 2014 Tater Trot Tracker Leaderboard. You can also follow @TaterTrotTrkr on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute trot times.

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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