Just a quick reminder: Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto is probably younger than you and he can hit 97 MPH fastballs OUT of an MLB stadium. The 20-year-old outfielder launched his seventh home run of the season off of New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler to give Washington an early 1-0 lead, and it went...quite far.
While Statcast says this ball went 409 feet at 109 miles per hour, we'd like to lodge a formal protest to that number. That thing went over two whole decks of seats. There is no way it only went that far.
Soto has struggled a bit since he came off the IL, but swings and bombs like that give the indication that he's back to the dominant rookie we saw last year.
While losing Bryce Harper will sting for years to come, Soto and fellow budding star Victor Robles can easily replace that production if they keep hitting upper deck blasts off of pitchers with Wheeler's stuff.