As a sport with a storied history, baseball lends itself to being a popular trivia topic. Whether on Jeopardy or scoreboard stumpers at baseball stadiums across the country, many fans can’t get enough of it. It’s unclear when we’ll get to participate in our first Scoreboard Stumper of the year at Great American Ball Park. But we’ll be hosting our own trivia here at RC+ in the meantime! And, of course, we’ll mix in plenty of analytics.
Exit velocity has become the staple of Statcast, and you’ll hear it mentioned on almost every broadcast nowadays. Statcast has been tracking exit velocity since the beginning of the 2015 season, and it’s become an important evaluation tool for coaches, front offices, and baseball bloggers.
That leads us to our first trivia question. Sixteen different Cincinnati Reds batters have achieved an exit velocity of at least 110 mph on a batted ball since 2015. Can you name them?
Just click the green “Play” button in the quiz embedded below and type in your answers. Note: You can type full names or just last names.
Let us know how you did — and if you were surprised by any of the answers — in the comments!
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