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Carlos Correa hammers first Twins home run to upper deck: How far did it go? While fans are still getting used to him not being in Astros colors, Correa is hitting bombs.
There’s no better feeling for a fan than watching a new player hit a home run unless, of course, the home run was massive … which is exactly what Minnesota Twins fans got on Sunday.
When Carlos Correa stepped up to the plate and secured his first home run with his new team, it was a thing of beauty.
Carlos Correa: Watch first home run as a Minnesota Twin
But how far did the homer actually reach?
According to Would it Dong? on Twitter the homer stats are as follows: Exit velocity was 113.4 mph, the launch angle was 29 degrees and the Projected distance was 458 feet.
Correa’s home run qualifies for the term ‘majestic’, so we’re going with that.
While Correa’s contract does put the Twins at risk of losing him after one season, Minnesota wasn’t in position to turn down even one year of one of the best shortstops in all of baseball. Suddenly, the Twins could be a dark horse in the AL Central, especially due to the injury issues the White Sox are dealing with to start the year.
Add in the unproven Detroit Tigers, and the seemingly downtrodden Guardians and Royals, and the Twins could have an argument when all is said and done.