Chicks dig the long ball. We all know it. It’s totally true. Nicknamed Kong as a kid (yes, I hit a fair number of homers), I can tell you first hand that the ladies want to be near you if you consistently hit the ball into the seats. Major league players must have gotten the memo. Even though we’re all talking about how impressive pitching is across the board, in the world of fantasy baseball, we need to also give a nod to the fact that the home run is back in a big way.

THE HOME RUN

Here are the league homer totals the last 10 years.

 

In 2014 there were 4,186 home runs. The last time the league hit that few was 1995 (4,081).

In 2016 there were 5,610 home runs. The last time there were that many was 2000 (5,693).

Yes, in the span of three years we went from a two-decade low in homers to a two-decade high.

PLAYER HOMER FREQUENCY

Let’s look at the number of players, the last three years, to reach home run milestones.

 

Obviously, homers are more...

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