Trot Times for June 21, 2015

It was the first day of summer on Sunday and, boy, did they bring the heat! Let’s get right to the trots.

Home Run of the Day: J.D. Martinez #3, Detroit Tigers – 28.69 seconds [video]
Three home runs in the first six innings for Martinez, with number three landing in the second deck at Yankee Stadium. Overall, there were 8 homers in the Tigers/Yankees game on Sunday.

Slowest Trot: J.D. Martinez #3, Detroit Tigers – 28.69 seconds [video]
It’d be tempting to look at that line above and think that Martinez took his sweet time around the bases because he had just hit three home runs in a single game. However, the 28-second trot time was completely out of Martinez’s control thanks to the baserunner ahead of him. Yoenis Cespedes was on first when Martinez went deep for the third time and it was he who took 28-seconds to trot home. All Martinez could do was follow slowly behind him, for fear of passing Cespedes on the basepaths.

Quickest Trot: Stephen Drew #2, New York Yankees – 20.55 seconds [video]
There were 38 home runs around the league on Sunday and yet this trot was the quickest of the day. This could be a record for most home runs in a single day without a sub-20 second trot. How disappointing.

All of Today's Trots

J.D. Martinez #3....28.69  Jimmy Paredes.......23.18
Victor Martinez.....28.4   Andrew Romine.......23.03
David Ortiz.........28.01  Jose Bautista.......22.96
Yunel Escobar.......25.67  Ryan Rua............22.81
Justin Turner.......25.56  Andres Blanco.......22.69
Hanley Ramirez......24.84  Jay Bruce...........22.51
Ezequiel Carrera....24.63  Bryce Harper........22.39
Adrian Gonzalez.....24.51  Jason Heyward.......22.31
Jhonny Peralta......24.51  Colby Rasmus........22.26
Yasmani Grandal #1..24.41  Dexter Fowler.......22.21
Albert Pujols.......24.33  Nolan Arenado.......22.11
J.D. Martinez #1....24.25  J.D. Martinez #2....21.78
Mookie Betts........24.05  Kevin Pillar........21.46
Yasmani Grandal #2..23.82  Gordon Beckham......21.35*
Brian McCann........23.6   Anthony Rizzo.......21.17
Chris Davis.........23.42  George Springer.....20.99
Corey Hart..........23.37  Leonys Martin.......20.95
Stephen Drew #1.....23.35  Justin Bour.........20.82
Todd Frazier........23.25  Stephen Drew #2.....20.55

Saturday's Trots

Justin Turner......26.1*   Evan Gattis........21.53
Kendrys Morales....25.32   Chris Young........21.53
Luis Valbuena......25.17   Seth Smith.........21.53
Brandon Belt.......24.87*  Kurt Suzuki........21.49
Salvador Perez.....24.4	   Randal Grichuk.....21.12
Alex Rodriguez.....24.37   Bryce Harper.......20.99
Derek Norris.......24.2	   Evan Longoria......20.7
Nelson Cruz........24.04   Charlie Blackmon...20.64
Justin Maxwell.....23.85*  Mark Trumbo........20.18
Joc Pederson.......23.31   Derek Dietrich #1..20.1
Adam Lind..........23.23   Mookie Betts.......19.76
Carlos Beltran #2..23.07*  Didi Gregorius.....19.57
Carlos Beltran #1..22.77   Melvin Upton Jr....19.54
Travis d'Arnaud....22.45   Derek Dietrich #2..19.32
Cody Asche.........22.44   Curtis Granderson..18.72

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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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