The Best Home Runs (So Far) of 2012
Chicks aren't the only ones who dig the long ball. In honor of the Home Run Derby, we recap the best dingers so far of 2012.
Jose Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays) - 408 feet
Never before in MLB history has a player come out of such relative obscurity to emerge as the league’s premier home run hitter, but such is the case for Jose Bautista. Known by stat geeks as “Joey Bats,” Bautista went from hitting 59 total homers over his first six big league seasons, to mashing 54 in 2010 and 43 in 2011, tops in MLB both years. And what do you know, Bautista (a no-brainer for the AL Home Run Derby squad) is currently tied for the league lead with 27 dings at the All-Star break, proving to anyone who still thinks he’s a fluke that they’re just, well, plain stupid. Another thing that’s plain stupid is this rocket off Joey Bats that manages to clear the Green Monster, and dent a car’s hood in the Fenway parking lot.