Seuly Matias has 80-grade power, which means on a scale of 20 to 80, he can mash. He had a frustrating season in 2019 filled with injuries and a lot of strikeouts, then had to sit out last year due to COVID-19. But he is back and ready to show off what he can do, and he may have just taken out all of his frustrations on one pitch.
Matias faced Indians left-handed pitcher Scott Moss in the ninth inning and absolutely CRUSHED the baseball.
Steve Stewart said he's never seen a ball hit further at Goodyear Ballpark than this blast from Seuly Matias. Steve Physioc estimated it at 450 feet. (video courtesy of @Royals) #Royals pic.twitter.com/GgXhnRpPOg— Josh Vernier (@JoshVernier610) March 2, 2021
That sound is GLORIOUS. I also love Moss’s defeated reaction.
Here’s another angle.
Seuly Matias just absolutely crushed a home run. It went past the scoreboard in left field. I don’t even have the words to describe how powerful that swing was. #Royals— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) March 1, 2021
The Star’s Sam Mellinger tracked down the flight path.
The first picture is the view of home plate from the base of the palm tree that interrupted Seuly Matias’ home run today. The second picture is the view of the palm tree, which Matias hit just under the leaves. pic.twitter.com/TfDDn9QJeI— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) March 2, 2021
IT HIT THE PALM TREE!
His teammates were blown away.
520+. No debate. Whatever the scoreboard is.... make it 10 feet higher. https://t.co/hv13ZunG7B— Nick Heath (@inheathwetrust) March 2, 2021
Yea, it’s just one game against a guy that is probably going to be in the minors this year, in the thin, dry air of Arizona. But it sure is fun to see baseballs obliterated by Royals hitters!