Dodgers Video: Statcast Tracks Longest Home Runs Of 2015
Dodgers Video: Statcast Tracks Longest Home Runs Of 2015
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into the 2015 season many expected a drop in power for the Los Angeles Dodgers with the departures of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez. However, the opposite occurred.

By the end of the season the Dodgers led the National League with 187 home runs. The emergence of young players helped fueled the drive, while production from veterans also played a role.

Rookie sensation Joc Pederson swung a hot bat in the first half, tying a Dodgers rookie record with 20 home runs prior to the All-Star break.

On top of that, Pederson hit four of the five longest home runs by a Dodger this season, per MLB’s Statcast technology. He finished with 23 home runs on the season, while Adrian Gonzalez led the Dodgers with 28 homers.

The only other player crack the top five is Carl Crawford. On Sept. 4 against James Shields and the San Diego Padres, Crawford turned on an inside pitch that was crushed 454 feet into the right field seats, marking the third-longest Dodgers home run of the season.

On June 2 against the Colorado Rockies, Pederson crushed a breaking ball off Jorge De La Rosa for a towering 477-foot home run. The homer was part of a five-game stretch in which Pederson hit a home run in each game.

It was also the first of his two home runs in the doubleheader against the Rockies at Coors Field that day. MLB’s Statcast technology recapped the longest home runs via the Dodgers from the 2015 season: