Pirates' Oneil Cruz just hit the toughest batted ball in the Statcast generation While the numbers have not been pretty

 what Pirates fans would have favored from Oneil Cruz, the rookie has shown the ability to do things at the baseball field that absolutely have now not been 

accomplished earlier than. Cruz -- a 6-foot-7 shortstop -- already holds the Statcast file (began in 2015) for the fastest-recorded throw from the infield at ninety 

seven.8 mph. On Wednesday, it changed into time for Cruz to move atop the report list with his bat. UNMATCHED TOOLS: Pirates' 

 Cruz shows off specific skills for someone his size During the third inning against the Atlanta Braves, Cruz ripped a 122.4 mph line-power 

 unmarried off the wall. It turned into the hardest-batted ball seeing that Giancarlo Stanton's 122.2 mph rocket of a double play in 2017.

This changed into an extraordinary occasion wherein go out pace relatively confined the end result for Cruz. He hit it so tough 

 that the ball bounced fast off the wall to Ronald Acuña Jr., protecting Cruz to an extended single.