Yankees Home Run Trot Times

As if baseball isn’t over analyzed enough, David Biderman of The Wall Street Journal wrote about data collected by Larry Granillo from Wezen-Ball.com which recorded all the 2009 Yankee home run trot times.

What they found out is that slugger Alex Rodriguez not only circles the bases most often, but he also rounds them the slowest. He is followed by Nick Swisher. Robinson Cano, Jorge Posada, and Mark Teixeira are all within two seconds of each other.

Curtis Granderson was the fastest around the bases in ’09 with Derek Jeter coming in right behind him.

Here is a chart they put together:

Of course A-Rod is the slowest around the bases. First of all, he probably hits the most no-doubters. Second, he’s the only one I can think of, aside from Swisher, who comes in second, who watches some of his shots.

(Home trot info can be found at TaterTrotTracker.com).

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Rob Abruzzese created Bronx Baseball Daily in 2008 just before graduating from Brooklyn College. He currently serves BBD as its editor and works as a reporter at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Follow Rob on Twitter @RobAbruzzese.

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4 Responses to Yankees Home Run Trot Times

  1. Dan Reiner says:

    I'm pretty positive these people could be something a little more productive than finding these stats, although they are interesting.

  2. Mike S. says:

    Considering that he hit only 3 last year, and one was an inside-the-parker, I would have thought Brett Gardner would be the fastest!

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