There were only 15 home runs hit around the league on Monday. I guess the big bats decided they needed a bit of a break after the weekend. Let’s get right to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Devon Travis, Toronto Blue Jays – 20.35 seconds [video]
A big blast over the Green Monster at Fenway for the speedy rookie. Travis now has six knocks on the year, which has to be a bit of a surprise to the rest of the league.
Slowest Trot: Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers – 24.29* seconds [video]
A short list of tater trots means a not-too-especially-slow slowest trot. Turner edges out Detroit’s Yoenis Cespedes for the dubious honor.
Quickest Trot: Jason Castro, Houston Astros – 19.5 seconds [video]
This trot officially belongs to Castro because he has the quickest official time from Monday. However, LA’s Joc Pederson circled the bases quicker than Castro. Pederson would have the quickest trot but it was impossible to get an official time for him. Both television feeds broadcasting the game cut away before we could see exactly when he crossed home plate. He appeared to take roughly 18.8 seconds, but it could be as slow as 19.2 seconds depending on how much he slowed down in his final two steps. Without clear video of him touching home plate, it’s impossible to know.
All of Today's Trots Justin Turner....24.29* Pablo Sandoval...21.92* Yoenis Cespedes..24.15 Justin Morneau...21.82 Mike Aviles......23.65 Colby Rasmus.....21.67 Jay Bruce........22.33 Jed Lowrie.......21.49 Jose Iglesias....22.1 Devon Travis.....20.35 Brian McCann.....22 Jason Castro.....19.5 Daniel Murphy....22* Joc Pederson.....N/A Kelly Johnson....22