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Votto's power surge this season shows up in home run distance, too

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto hits a two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during first inning interleague baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is being lauded for his prodigious power and rightfully so after winning the Home Run Derby on Monday and for tape-measure homers the first half of the season, but Reds first baseman Joey Votto has shown every bit as much power as Judge.

Votto has four less homers this season than Judge, but according to Statcast he has hit just as many home runs that traveled at least 400 feet as Judge. The two have each hit 17 homers this season that traveled 400 feet or more, which is the most in the majors.

They are followed by Oakland's Ryon Healy, who has hit 16 of his 19 homers 400 feet or more, and then Arizona's Jake Lamb, Miami's Giancarlo Stanton and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, who have each hit 15 homers 400 feet or more.

Judge leads the majors with 30 homers, while Votto leads the National League with 26.

Votto has hit over 30 homers just once in his career when he belted 37 in 2010 and was selected National League Most Valuable Player. He is on pace for 48 homers this season.




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