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Nats Outfielder Michael Taylor Blasts Longest Home Run of 2015 MLB Season (Video)

by: Esteban On  Friday, August 21, 2015

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These days when you talk about tape measure home runs, only one name comes to mind: Giancarlo Stanton. Heading in to Thursday night’s action Stanton had hit four of the 10 longest home runs of the 2015 MLB season, including numbers one and two, which both measured 484 feet.

However, while Stanton may be the number one name in moonshots, he’s not the only name. And it just so happens that, on Thursday night in Denver, somebody else actually took over the top spot on the list of longest bombs.

That somebody is Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor. With the Nats down 2-0 and a runner on first in the top of the seventh, Taylor absolutely annihilated a pitch from Yohan Flande.

It landed toward the top of the bleachers in center field.

Take a look:

According to ESPN’s hit tracker, that ball traveled 474 feet. However, MLB’s statcast had 493.

Either way, that was a bomb.

Hat Tip – [FTW]