Every year it seems like the Los Angeles Dodgers rank in the lower third in baseball in hitting home runs and that proved true once again in 2013. The Dodgers hit 138 home runs, ranking 24th in baseball, but the addition of Yasiel Puig made them a must-see moment.
Puig is known for his incredible bat flips and admiration for the long ball, which drew the ire of several teams during the season. Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez were the only two Dodgers to hit at least 20 home runs as Puig finished third, with 19 home runs in just 104 games.
Without Matt Kemp for most of the season and Andre Ethier struggling to find his power stroke, the Dodger offense was very station to station for most of the season.
In reflecting on the 2013 season, the Dodgers put together a video of the five longest home runs of the season. To nobody’s surprise Puig had four of the five with Ramirez having the longest of the season against the Colorado Rockies. Heading into 2014 the Dodgers should feel comfortable about the power in their lineup as Kemp, Gonzalez, Ramirez and Puig will all play major roles.
Here’s video of the five longest home runs from the Dodgers this season: