Watch Giants prospect Luciano's monster homer, huge bat flip originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The legend of Marco Luciano continues to grow with every swing the Giants' top prospect takes. The latest video of his light-tower power has a lot of people talking, too.
Luciano, 19, hit an absolute monster home run in the fall Instructional League and followed it up with an awesome bat flip.
Marco Luciano reached base twice vs the Rockies, including this 0-1 HR (119 EV). pic.twitter.com/EgxJ41g0FR
— SFGProspects (@SFGProspects) November 1, 2020
There's a lot to take in here. From the ear-popping crack of the bat to the celebration, everything about this video should make Giants fans really excited. Just take the words of Matt Daniels, the Giants' coordinator of pitching sciences. Daniels called Luciano's blast "quite possibly the furthest home run I’ve ever witnessed in person."
This was quite possibly the furthest home run I’ve ever witnessed in person https://t.co/BmmF5TM1OU
— Matt Daniels (@MattD_Official) November 1, 2020
Luciano's homer came off Ryan Rolison, the Colorado Rockies' No. 2 overall prospect. It also came off the bat at 119 mph. That's over 2 mph harder than any batted ball by a major league Giants player in the Statcast era, and the only MLB player to have a higher exit velocity in a game this year was New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
The hardest-hit batted ball by a (MLB-level) Giants player tracked by Statcast (since 2015) is a 116.8 mph lineout by Mac Williamson on July 3, 2016 https://t.co/U0UDmt7jsi
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) November 1, 2020
The only player in MLB to have a higher max exit velo this season is Giancarlo Stanton (121.3). https://t.co/rSz0MsZswZ
— GPT (@giantsprospects) November 1, 2020
Luciano hands-down should be considered the Giants' top prospect. The young shortstop is on the fast track to the big leagues for many reasons. His big league power is for real, and the Giants believe he won't have to change positions down the road.
Whether it be word of mouth or videos like this, the legend of Luciano will only continue to grow among Giants fans. It's easy to see why.