GLENDALE, Ariz. - Through the first two weeks of the AFL season, Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Logan Hill sat at the top of the leaderboard in one very interesting category: the hardest tracked batted balls of the AFL.
That leaderboard is a bit misleading. There is only data in two of the six parks, so it's not recording every hit. In this case, Hill had a double that was 113.5 MPH. He didn't have a reading on his two home runs from earlier in the season, which may or may not have been harder. And it's entirely possible that other players have hit unrecorded balls harder than Hill's 113.5 MPH.
Still, when I saw Hill at the end of last month, I asked if he saw that he had the hardest recorded hit ball in the AFL.
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