Let’s talk about Ryan McMahon and the Colorado Rockies hitting home runs
While home run numbers aren’t everything in today’s game, what Ryan McMahon has done at the plate with the Rockies through the first 60 games of the season is quite interesting.
This season, McMahon has 13 home runs to lead the club, which is more than any Rockies hitter had during last season’s 60-game stretch (Trevor Story finished with 11, while McMahon came in second with nine).
With McMahon setting the pace in home runs, there’s an interesting tie for second on the team in the category. Six players (Dom Nuñez, Joshua Fuentes, C.J. Cron, Raimel Tapia, Garrett Hampson, and Story) have each hit five homers to split the current second-place power spot.
The chasm between first and second in terms of homers shows how Colorado’s power has dwindled from the first 60 games of 2020 to the first 60 games of 2021. Last season, the Rockies hit 63 home runs (coming in 11th of 15 National League teams in the category). This season through 60 games, Colorado has hit 53 homers (ranking 12th of the NL’s 15 teams).
McMahon is certainly doing his part in hitting the long ball, including the longest one for the Rockies this season, a 478-foot blast on May 15 that is the fourth-longest hit by any MLB player this season and the fifth-longest ever by a Rockies player in the Statcast era. Check it out below.