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Barrel barrage: Trout off to best start of career

Last Friday night in Anaheim, Mike Trout ripped a line drive with an exit velocity of 118.0 mph at Twins shortstop Gregorio Petit. The result was an out to end the game — a 5-4 loss vs. Minnesota — but it was the hardest batted ball any Angels player has hit since <a hr… MLB News Index

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Barrel leaderboard shows 5 biggest sluggers

Statcastâ„¢ classifies the contact quality of every batted ball across the Major Leagues, based on its exit velocity and launch angle. And it’s no surprise that Judge and Stanton were the class of baseball in the best kind of contact a hitter can make: Barrels. Barreled balls are hit with an optimal combination of exit vel… MLB News Index

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