Statcast, which is a service that helps collect and analyze important MLB data, has a way of knowing which home runs would leave the park in which stadiums.
All 30 parks have different dimensions in right, center, and left field: for example, Yankee Stadium has a short porch in right field, but several other parks are much longer in that area, and thus harder to hit a home run there.
Some home runs, however, are hit at such a long distance and with the ideal exit velocity and launch angle measurements that they would be gone in every ballpark.
These are called “no-doubt” home runs.
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Ohtani has 41 round-trippers this year (five shy of his career-high of 46 established in 2021), 20 of which have been considered no-doubt blasts.
Next in the list is the actual MLB home run leader as of Tuesday, Matt Olson.
He has 19 of those.
Luis Robert Jr. and Austin Riley are tied at third with 16, and Jack Suwinski has 15.
Ohtani not only hits a lot of home runs: he also hits them as hard as anybody in the league.
Will he finish the season with a new personal high in homers?
Odds are on his side: he still has about a month-and-a-half to go to hit six more homers.
In fact, his chances of finishing with 50 round-trippers for the first time are rather high.NEXT: Angels Insider Sums Up The Team's Current Rut