St. Louis Cardinals Countdown: Five longest homers of 2020

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 06: Paul Goldschmidt #46 of the St. Louis Cardinals comes home following his three run home run during the third inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 06, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 06: Paul Goldschmidt #46 of the St. Louis Cardinals comes home following his three run home run during the third inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 06, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyler O’Neill #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a single in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during game two of a doubleheader at Miller Park on September 14, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

No. 5: Tyler O’Neill lifts off

Tyler O’Neill has some of the best raw power on the St. Louis Cardinals. In his first season of being a lineup regular, the team saw him make strides with his approach at the plate, even if his stat sheet numbers still looked bad.

Although O’Neill was working on things, he still ran into a ball every once in a while.

Our first entry in the list of the top five longest homers of 2020 is a shot that O’Neill hit on September 10th off of Joe Jimenez of the Detroit Tigers.

Jimenez throws hard but leaving a 95 mph fastball dead middle is a bad idea to Tyler O’Neill. The ball came in at 95 and left at 107 mph, clanking off the empty bleachers above the visitors’ bullpen a projected 427 ft away.

Already up 5-0 in the ballgame, this two-run homer in the 3rd left the Cardinals up 7-0 and they went on to beat the Tigers 12-2 on that day on the strength of five homers including O’Neill’s.

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