Gape Measure Blasts

The longest of this month's long balls—so far
October 26, 2015

DETERMINING THE most memorable home run of this postseason is already nearly impossible. Is it Kyle Schwarber's moon shot from NLDS Game 4, which has taken up permanent residence atop the Wrigley Field scoreboard? The one that ended with Jose Bautista's epic bat flip from ALDS Game 5? Or any of Daniel Murphy's five unexpected dingers?

At least there no longer needs to be a debate about which home run was hit the farthest, or the fastest. MLB.com's Statcast debuted this year, providing all that information and becoming a staple of postseason broadcasts. Here's a look at the five players on the four LCS teams—the Blue Jays and the Royals in the AL, and the Cubs and the Mets in the NL—who have hit the longest homers this postseason.

Strong Men

1/

KYLE SCHWARBER

CUBS

OPPONENT

Mets (NLCS Game 1), Pirates (NL wild card)

DISTANCE

459.3 ft, 449.8 ft

SPEED

110.4 mph, 111.3 mph

2/

ERIC HOSMER

ROYALS

OPPONENT

Astros (ALDS Game 4)

DISTANCE

452.6 ft

SPEED

104.9 mph

3/

KENDRYS MORALES

ROYALS

OPPONENT

Astros (ALDS Game 5)

DISTANCE

442.6 ft

SPEED

111.4 mph

4/

EDWIN ENCARNACION

BLUE JAYS

OPPONENT

Rangers (Game 5)

DISTANCE

435.8 ft

SPEED

109.7 mph

5/

ANTHONY RIZZO

CUBS

OPPONENT

Cardinals (NLDS Game 3)

DISTANCE

433.8 ft

SPEED

104.1 mph

ILLUSTRATIONANBILERU ADALERU (BASEBALL DIAMOND)
PHOTOMIKE MCGINNIS/GETTY IMAGES (SCHWARBER) PHOTOWINSLOW TOWNSON/AP (HOSMER) PHOTOJAMIE SQUIRE/GETTY IMAGES (MORALES) PHOTOROB CARR/GETTY IMAGES (ENCARNACION) PHOTOMICHAEL B. THOMAS/GETTY IMAGES (RIZZO)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)