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 records the Hit Distance on Paul Goldschmidt's home run.

In A Call

"carry," "length"