Differential in Total Home Runs From 2018 and 2019 Triple-A Seasons is Absurd

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The insane rate of home runs is not a problem in just the Major League, it has also been an issue in Triple-A.

Triple-A players were introduced to the baseballs being used at the MLB level this year, and you can see from the numbers the difference these baseballs made. Juiced ball truthers rejoice, as there were over 2,000 more home runs hit in the 2019 campaign than last season.

The numbers are just startling to anyone who has been a lifelong fan of baseball. If the amount of total home runs hit isn't enough to deny that the balls are juiced, the players who are having power surges should be all the proof anyone needs.

Brandon Barnes who had 20 home runs in 484 big league games, hit 30 in 120 games in Triple-A. Barnes is the trend of what is going on this year. Rene Rivera, who has never hit more than 11 home runs in a year at any level of professional baseball, had 25 in Triple-A this season.

Rob Manfred and the higher ups at MLB may think more home runs are exactly what baseball needs, but that is an ice cold take. The game of baseball was not built on home runs, it was only something elite power hitters could do consistently.

Thanks to the juiced baseballs home runs have become as common as base hits and it is going to kill the game more than help it.