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The Athletics’ 10 highest exit velocities of the 2023 season

Our year end statcast series continues with a look at the 10 hardest hit balls of the Athletics’ 2023 season.

Oakland Athletics v Minnesota Twins Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

We continue our look back at some interesting Statcast numbers for the Oakland Athletics with a look at the 10 hardest hit balls of the 2023 season. If you missed it, we took a look a the A’s 10 longest home runs of the season earlier this week.

T-8. Shea Langeliers: 112.2 mph Single (May 30 vs. Atlanta)

Oakland had three players tied for the eighth spot at 112.2 mph including this single by Shea Langeliers against the team that drafted him.

T-8. Ryan Noda: 112.2 mph Single (April 28 vs. Cincinnati)

Ryan Noda didn’t make the longest homers list, but he shows up multiple times on this list. The first is this 112.2 mph single off of Reds righty Luis Cessa.

T-8. Ryan Noda: 112.2 mph Double (September 1 vs. Los Angeles)

Another entry from Noda is this run-scoring double to extend their lead over the Angels. Good job here of running out of the box by Noda which leads to the double.

7. Brent Rooker: 112.6 mph Single (July 9 at Boston)

No surprise to see Brent Rooker on this list as he led the team with a 91.6 average exit velocity during the regular season. This is pretty much a double in any other park but Fenway.

6. Seth Brown: 112.7 mph Single (September 10 at Texas)

Seth Brown jumps onto the list at No. 6 with this 112.7 mph rocket into the right field corner at Globe Life Park. Robbie Grossman makes a good play to hold him to a single, but a run scored on the play.

T-3. Shea Langeliers: 113.3 mph Single (September 26 at Minnesota)

Langeliers swung the bat much better down the stretch and this 113.3 mph single against the Twins is tied for third on our list. Turn the volume up on this one and listen to the crack of the bat.

T-3. Shea Langeliers: 113.3 mph Double (September 9 at Texas)

Another 113.3 mph bullet off the bat of Langeliers that goes for a double against the Rangers. It looked like Ezequiel Duran thought he was going to catch this one for a split second before the ball sailed over his head.

T-3. Seth Brown: 113.3 mph Single (August 14 at St. Louis)

Seth Brown’s hardest hit of the season came in August in St. Louis. A good throw by Cardinals rookie Jordan Walker prevented this one from going for extra bases.

2. Shea Langeliers: 113.4 mph Home Run (August 22 vs. Kansas City)

The only homer to make our Top 10 hardest hit list was the second hardest hit ball by an A’s player this season. Langliers turns around an inside slider from Angel Zerpa and sends out to left in a hurry for a solo home run.

1. Ryan Noda: 113.9 mph Triple (May 6 at Kansas City)

Oakland’s hardest hit ball of the season was this 113.9 mph triple by Noda that was lined off the base of the wall in Kansas City. This one explodes into the gap and Noda kept right on running as the Royals tried to cut off the runner at the plate.

Bonus: Softest base hit of the season

Esteury Ruiz: 14.7 mph Single (April 14 vs. New York)

Oakland’s softest hit base hit was this well place bunt by Esteury Ruiz against the Mets. With Ruiz’s speed, the bunts don’t have to be placed too well.