The Oakland Athletics finished 21st with 171 home runs during the regular season, but there were some impressive shots among them. Below is a list of the 10 longest home runs hit by A’s players this season according to Baseball Savant. As you would expect, Brent Rooker dominates the list, but a pair of Oakland rookies also appear.
Rookie outfielder Lawrence Butler struggled at the plate in his major league debut, but showed flashes, including some in-game power. Butler checks in at No. 10 on this list with this 437 foot blast off of the Cardinals’ Dakota Hudson for his first major league home run.
Seth Brown failed to duplicate the power he showed in 2022, but he still finished with 14 and tied Butler for the 10th longest of the season with this 437 foot shot off of Astros reliever Joel Kuhnel.
Twelve of Shea Langeliers’ 22 homers came in the second half of the season. His 16th home run of the season is the first of three to crack our list. Here he takes a 96 mph fastball from Luke Weaver to give the A’s a 3-0 lead.
Ramon Laureano’s time with the A’s would come to an end in 2023, but he provided this highlight on May 5 in Kansas City. The homer put Oakland up 4-0 and they would go on to capture their first series win of the season in Kansas City.
Langeliers’ first homer of the season is tied for the seventh longest on our list. This one came off of an inside breaking ball that he hammered down the line for a solo shot at the Trop.
Brent Rooker led the A’s with 30 home runs during the regular season, so it isn’t surprising to see his name pop up repeatedly on this list. This one is the first of four from Rooker on the list and traveled 441 feet off of White Sox reliever Bryan Shaw.
Rooker again starts the Top 5 with his 24th home run of the season on September 11 in Houston. This one traveled 442 feet onto the train tracks at Minute Maid Park and gave Oakland an early 1-0 lead.
Rooker’s second longest home run of the season was his 16th and came off Red Sox right-hander Jose Winckowski. The ball hit the light standard above the Green Monster at Fenway Park and traveled 443 feet.
Like Butler, Tyler Soderstrom struggled at the plate after his promotion to the majors, but he too showed some flashes. This 454 foot homer in St. Louis on August 16 put the A’s up 8-0 on the Cardinals and comes in at No. 3 on our list.
Langeliers’ longest home run of the season was also the longest hit by an A’s player at the Coliseum in 2023. This one traveled 456 feet out to left center and put Oakland in front 4-2 over the Royals.
Finally, Rooker tops the list with a 462 foot shot at Coors Field in Colorado off of Rockies’ right-hander Chris Flexen. The two-run shot put Oakland in front 6-0.
Bonus: Shortest home run of the year
As a bonus, the A’s shortest home run of the season traveled just 351 feet off the bat of Seth Brown. This moonshot off Luke Weaver made it into the first row in right field and put the A’s up 1-0.