That's where Jeff Samardzija comes in. Sure, he just got strafed for eight runs at Coors Field on Friday night. But the Shark also made a bit of history, launching a home run 446 feet—the longest shot by a pitcher in the Statcast era. His Isolated Power mark (slugging average minus batting average) actually tops Hunter Pence this season. Give the guy a glove and send him out there every day. At the very least it would be entertaining to watch…something nobody can say about the Giants in 2017.
The Giants' Jeff Samardzija just belted the longest home run by a pitcher in the Statcast era — 446 feet 💪 pic.twitter.com/Bf6bErhCyl