# Hit Distance (DST)

### Definition

Hit Distance represents the distance away from home plate that a batted ball lands -- whether by hitting the ground, the seats, the wall or a fielder's glove.

Average Hit Distance (aDST) is calculated by: the sum of all Hit Distances, divided by all Batted Ball Events.

Statcast can record Hit Distances at the moment a ball touches the ground or where a ball ultimately ends up. A batted ball's farthest distance relative to home plate arguably tells the most accurate story of a Batted Ball Event.

##### Example

Watch: Statcast measures the exit velocity, launch angle and projected distance of Matt Chapman's homer.

##### In A Call

"carry," "length"