Trivia

Quarantine Scoreboard Stumper: Exit Velocity Edition

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!


[Photo Credit: Hayden Schiff]

Matt Wilkes got hooked on Reds baseball after attending his first game in Cinergy Field at 6 years old, and he hasn’t looked back. As a kid, he was often found imitating his favorite players — Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn, Sean Casey, and Austin Kearns — in the backyard. When he finally went inside, he was leading the Reds to 162-0 seasons in MVP Baseball 2005 or keeping stats for whatever game was on TV. He started writing about baseball in 2014 and has become fascinated by analytics and all the new data in the game. Matt is also a graduate of The Ohio State University and currently lives in Columbus. Follow him on Twitter at @_MattWilkes.

6 Comments

  • Steve Mancuso

    I got all but two. Anyone who gets #3 is either lying or cheating. Same with the fourth from the bottom. Interesting exercise. I guessed a lot of players who surprised me they didn’t make it. Will reveal those in a while.

  • Matthew O'Neal

    Missed Puig and Frazier. Wow. I actually thought about Tyler Holt, but didn’t put him because how would he be on there? Would have never gotten Boesch

  • Sean D

    I should’ve gotten kivelehan and Dixon. I don’t even remember Tyler Holt or Brandon Boesch. Got everyone else though. Most surprising was Winker, he had a few but it seems like he always hitting it 100+ I would’ve figured he had several above 110.